The Genetic Resource Center is composed of “Bioresource Management Division”, “Plant Resource Development Division”, “Division for development of genetic-engineered mouse resource”, and “Bioresource Database Division”. The Bioresource Division takes responsibility for development, preservation and distribution of forefront bioresources of various organisms including E. coli/B. subtilis, Rice, Mouse, Drosophila, Zebrafish, C. elegans and Hydra, and of collected wild species of those organisms. The Database division makes the above information available to the public through web sites shown below. The BRC/NIG participates actively in the “National Bioresource Project (NBRP)” under the organization of Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), in the Cabinet Office of Government of Japan, and takes a role for management of E. coli/B. subtilis, Rice, Drosophila and Zebrafish as central or sub-central organization for each organism in the project. Furthermore, the Database Division also contributes to NBRP as the national center of bioresource information, by taking responsibility for development and management of the relevant databases.
Services of the Genetic Resource Center are accessible from the pull-down menu (Model Organism Resources) at the NIG website.