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Clontech Laboratories, Inc. and RIKEN BioResource Research Center concluded license agreement on preservation and distribution of Fluorescent Proteins, DsRed2 and mCherry for academic use

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JCM Microbial Genomic DNA


General Information

Bacteria and archaeans are cultured in the RIKEN BRC-JCM and their DNA are prepared in the Gene Engineering Division. High molecular weight DNA is prepared by phenol-chloroform extraction. The DNA is suitable for amplification by PCR. The concentration and purity of DNA samples are determined spectrophotometrically and further checked by PCR amplification of 16S rRNA gene and following electrophoresis. Nucleotide sequences are also confirmed. Shipping amout is 1 μg per vial and DNA concentrations generally range from 50 to 100 ng/μl. (The concentrations of individual samples are supplied with a data sheet.) The DNAs are stored in TE buffer (10 mM TRIS pH7.5, 1mM EDTA) at -30oC.
Attention International Transfer – “Veterinary Permission” and/or “Permit to Import Quarantine Material” may be required for shipment of the biological materials. Please follow guide lines in your country.

Forms for Distribution

Forms required

Forms Description
Form A Order Form
Please specify strain names with JGD numbers (catalog number). List of genomic DNA
Form C Material Transfer Agreement
In the the Section 2(a), please write your purpose of use of clone in 10 to 20 words.
Please put the terms and condisions (Section 4) that is indicated in the individual data sheet of the genomic DNA.

Order Form:
Please complete the form with your shipping information including your account number of an international courier
(FedEx. World Courier, TNT Express, DHL Global Forwarding and others).
See datail in Information of Request for Distribution
For Credit Card Payment. (Visa or Master Card only)
Order Form (Credit Card Payment) 
For bank transfer or check payment.
Order Form (Bank Transfer or Check Payment) 

Material Transfer Agreement (Category I MTA) [Word]
For the use of our bioresource in research for not-for-profit academic purpose by a non-profit organization.
  • We ask a signature of the Authorized Representative of a recipient institution.
    In the Section 2(a), please write your purpose of use of clone in 10 to 20 words.
Material Transfer Agreement (Category II MTA) [Word]
For the use of our bioresource in research for the following cases:
  • For research to be conducted by for-profit organizations.
  • For collaborative research between for-profit organization and not-for-profit organization.
  • For research by not-for- organization outsourced and sponsored by for-profit organization.
  • For for-profit research by not-for-profit organization including R&D with the aim of patent acquisition.

Please visit Information of Request for Distribution and Fee and Payment for further information.

If you are inquiring about the availability of a specific DNA, please give as much information about the strain stock number as possible.
For more information contact:
Regarding DNA:
The DNA Bank, RIKEN BioResource Research Center,
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074, Japan
E-mail: dnabank.brc@riken.jp
FAX: (+81)-29-836-9120

[Regarding bacteria strains]
Microbe Division / Japan Collection of Microorganisms
RIKEN BioResource Research Center
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074, Japan
Fax: +81-29-836-9561
inquiry@jcm.riken.jp

The availability of some DNAs is limited. All requests for these DNAs will be given due consideration, but we cannot assure availability.

Related Information

Reconstitution of DNA

  • In the case you received plastic vials contains precipitated DNA with ethanol.
  • A precipitant might stick to the lid or wall during transportation.
  • Before opening the tube, please spin down a minute or two at 5,000 g (~7,000 rpm, table top microfuge).
  • Please remove ethanol with pipet (DO NOT tooch precipitate!)
  • Immediately after removal of ethanol resuspend the DNA in an appropriate amount of TE buffer (10 mM Tris-Cl, pH 7.5, 1 mM EDTA), and dissolve the DNA pellet by gently tapping with fingers (DO NOT shake vigorously! A little amount of ethanol won’t affect to many applications).
  • If the DNA is difficult to solve, leave the vial at 4 degreeC overnight to allow the DNA to dissolve.
  • Once reconstituted in TE buffer, the DNA should be stored at -30 degreeC.
  • Please refer Genomic DNA Information for further information.

(GRP0005e 2017.06.30 T.M.)

2019.02.04