Research Center of Genetic Resources, NARO

Genebank Project

About the Genebank Project

The Genebank Project was established to coordinate the management of genetic resources through close collaborations within a network of research centers and institutes throughout Japan. The NARO Research Center of Genetic Resources (NGRC) in Tsukuba serves as the center bank in charge of coordinating the activities of designated sub-banks for plants, microorganisms, and animals.

Genebank Project Network


Genebank Project Management

The Genebank Project is managed by curators for plants, microorganisms, and animals in the center bank and sub-banks. Sub-banks, many of which are breeding laboratories, conserve genetic resources as breeding materials and distribute them upon request.