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  • According to Rule 9 of the Budapest Treaty the DSMZ keeps strict secrecy regarding the deposit, its nature and the depositor.
  • Cultures deposited for patent purposes are handled by a separate department within the DSMZ (as far as technically possible), and both strains and the information concerning the strains, are handled confidentially and independently of the main collection.
  • Strains deposited under the Budapest Treaty will by no means be included in the DSMZ catalogues or any publicly available lists.

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