NBRP, national bioresource project of Japan and plant bioresource management

Nori Kurata, Hikaru Satoh, Hidemi Kitano, Yasuo Nagato, Takashi Endo, Kazuhiro Sato, Ryo Akashi, Hiroshi Ezura, Makoto Kusaba, Masatomo Kobayashi, Eiji Nitasaka, Fumie Kasai, Yukiko Yamazaki, Atsushi Yoshimura

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The National BioResource Project has been organized and established to promote research activities using valuable bioresources. A total of twenty-eight bioresources for ten animals, nine plants and nine microorganisms/ cell lines developed or collected in Japan were selected for the project. Resources are categorized into several different groups in the project; genetic resources, germplasm, genome resources and their information. Choices of how many resources must be preserved and maintained and in which categories are dependent on the status of the research community of each organism. These resources, if utilized systematically and intelligently, are powerful means for leading new scientific discoveries. Some examples can be seen in this paper. This paper reviews plant bioresources with the main focus on rice resource activities within the project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-468
Number of pages8
JournalBreeding Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Germplasm
  • Line/strain/accession
  • NBRP
  • Plant bioresources
  • Rice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science


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