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Search criteria

Search criteria
  1. Category
    Search by group such as “Fungus” or “Bacterium”. (Multiple selectable)
  2. MAFF No.
    Search by 6-digit ID called “MAFF Number”. Range specification using comma(or) and hyphen(between) is available. (e.g. 118089, 118147, 211368-211370).
  3. Scientific name
    Search by scientific name and major common name. The Auto-Completer suggests possible matches for entries you typed in this field. Multiple selection using comma and partial match options are available too. (e.g. Xantho [Prefix match] / rhizobium [Partial match]).
    • Perfect match: Completely consistent with...
    • Prefix match: Starting with...
    • Suffix match: Ending with...
    • Partial match: Including...
  4. Designation
    Search by designation described in the literature. Multiple selection using comma and partial match options are available. (e.g. S96, TNPG [Prefix match]).
  5. Source
    Search by source (scientific name and major popular name). Multiple selection using comma and partial match options are available. (e.g. Aspergillus, malt [Partial match]).
  6. Location
    Search by picking location. Individual specification (clicking while holding down the ctrl key) and range specification (clicking while holding down the shift key) are available.
  7. Property
    Search by property. Individual specification (clicking while holding down the ctrl key) and range specification (clicking while holding down the shift key) are available.
  8. Options
    Add other options to search criteria.
  9. Search (Access Key: S)
    Query the database. Each search criteria is joined by “AND” (set intersection). Empty fields will be ignored.
    In the above-graphed case, search for microooganism category is Fungus, Bacterium or Plant virus and source starts with “oryza s” and having pathogenicity.
  10. Reset (Access Key: R)
    Reset search criteria.

Search result

Search result
  1. Total number of search results.
  2. You can download the result of your search as xls file up to 1000 items.
  3. The pager will appear when search result has more than 25 items. Pager is controllable by using the cursor keys and enter key.
  4. The essential data shown in tabular form. You can sort results in ascending order by clicking the column header.
  5. Detailed information will appear when you click the MAFF number. If you want to open it in a new window[tab], please click while holding down the Shift[Ctrl] key or drag and drop the MAFF number into the tab bar.
  6. Remarks
    • A: Approved strain.
    • R: Reference strain.
    • T: Type strain.
    • L: Literature information is available.
    • S: Sequence data are available.
  7. The internal window shows detailed information. This window is movable by dragging the title bar.
  8. Close the internal window. Internal windows will be closed by reloading the whole page.
  9. Resize the internal window.