Enter the collection code and ID in culture_collection, and provide original location and date recorded in the collection. If original information is not known, use “not collected” of missing values. If the strain has been subcultured for a long term and its nature is changed, provide the date of sampling for sequencing. If the laboratory location is not appropriate for reporting, use “missing: lab stock” of exemption terms. In this case, describe the fact that “nature of the strain was changed by long-term subculture at the laboratory” in description.

Example: Arthrospira platensis NIES-39 strain of the Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES Collection). Collected at Lake Chad but the date is not recorded.

  • geo_loc_name (or /country) = Chad: Lake Chad
  • collection date = not collected