How to Obtain the Resources

 

The Institute for Amphibian Biology, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University (hereinafter, "IAB") has been designated by the Japanese government as the sole supplier of the tropical clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis to researchers and educators. We keep 8 basal populations consisting of 105 strains, which include approximately 8000 individuals. Every year we supply more than 7000 high quality individuals.


Provision of Xenopus tropicalis Bioresources:

For provision inside Japan 

  1. 1. Send application to the e-mail address below:

   E-mail: nbrpfrog#hiroshima-u.ac.jp (change "#" to "@" to send an e-mail.)

   For available resources, see “List of provided resources”.

  1. 2. Download the Application Form for Provision of Biological Genetic Resources from the link below and print it on A4-size paper. There are three different forms: one for general applicants (academic and corporate applicants), one for applicants from other educational institutions (elementary, junior high, high school, museum, etc.), and one for applicants at Hiroshima University. Download the appropriate form.

  2. 3. Prepare two copies of your application form. Complete necessary information by referring to the example. One of the copies may be a photocopy, but both copies require a signature. After completing and signing the form, send both copies to IAB by mail.

  3. 4. Upon receipt of your order, let us know immediately by email (indicated above).

  4. 5. At that time, a copy of your application form will be sent back to you together with a money transfer form from Hiroshima University. Please pay the fees for provision of resources (shipping fee + misc. expenses). (See "Fees for provision of resources")

  5. 6. When a study using the provided X. tropicalis is published as a research paper, clearly specify that the X. tropicalis was provided by IAB (an example of this statement is contained in the application form) and send a copy of the paper to IAB (a PDF file sent by email is recommended).


For provision to other countries

  1. 1. Send application to the e-mail address below:

   E-mail: nbrpfrog#hiroshima-u.ac.jp (change "#" to "@" to send an e-mail.)

   For available resources, see “List of provided resources”.

  1. 2. The Hiroshima University office will send you Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). They  should be signed by you and your chief and mail back to the university office.

  2. 3. When a study using the provided X. tropicalis is published as a research paper, clearly specify that the X. tropicalis was provided by IAB (an example of this statement is contained in the application form) and send a copy of the paper to IAB (a PDF file sent by email is recommended).


Click here to view "Fees for provision of resources".


The person responsible for provision of X. tropicalis is Ms. Yohko Masui.

Institute for Amphibian Biology, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University

1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan

Phone: +81-82-424-2049

FAX: +81-82-424-0739

E-mail: nbrpfrog#hiroshima-u.ac.jp (change "#" to "@" to send an e-mail.)


If you have any questions, address your inquiries to Dr. Akihiko Kashiwagi, head researcher for the National Bioresource Project (NBRP)- Xenopus tropicalis.

Phone: +81-82-424-4492

FAX: +81-82-434-9101

E-mail: oakkashi#hiroshima-u.ac.jp (change "#" to "@" to send an e-mail.)



Provision of non-living resources including cDNA, total RNA, and genomic DNA:

Contents and fees may differ according to the type of samples requested. For details, contact Dr. Kimiko Takebayashi (ktsuzuki#hiroshima-u.ac.jp), or Dr. Atsushi Suzuki (asuzuki#hiroshima-u.ac.jp), the people in charge of non-living resources (change "#" to "@" to send an e-mail.)

Click here to view "List of provided resources".