National BioResource Project


Last update: April 3, 2020 

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Cell Function Lab, Faculty of Science, Osaka City University


〒558-8585 3-3-138, Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka-shi
Tel : 06-6605-3156
Fax : 06-6605-3158


Yeast is one of the premier industrial microorganisms, because of its essential role in brewing, winemaking, baking, and fuel alcohol production. In addition, yeast has proven to be an excellent model organism for the study of a variety of biological problems involving the fields of genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and other disciplines within the biomedical and life sciences. The complete genomes of the budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and the fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) have been determined and those of other yeasts are being sequenced at breath-taking speed. A major focus of current yeast research concerns genome-wide functional analysis-the development of tools and methods to decipher the functions of all the genes of an organism under a variety of environmental conditions. -- On-going groundbreaking work in the functional genomics of the budding and fission yeasts will assure their importance as model eukaryotes in the foreseeable future.

Resources such as yeast strains and DNA clones are absolutely necessary for a wide variety of yeast research. In the past, such resources were stored by individual researchers and were distributed by request. Establishment of a central yeast genetic resource center has been a goal of yeast researchers for many years in order to overcome the inherent inefficiency and inequities of such a system. Thus, the National BioResource Yeast Project was launched in 2002 by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The purpose of the project is the systematic collection, storage, and dissemination of important yeast genetic resources including strains, plasmids, DNA libraries, and antibodies.


Available Resources

Strain, DNA

Distribution / Deposition

Material Transfer Agreement For Deposition
Material Transfer Agreement For Distribution

Research Result


Committee list

Related Sites

Related sites


NIH S. pombe Initiative
Major Resources


 Panel exhibition at the The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan.