Welcome to the Leibniz Institute DSMZ

German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH

Research

The research focus of the almost 100 scientists at the DSMZ are the various aspects of biodiversity in prokaryotes & eukaryotes.

Research groups

Collection

In our online shop we offer the most diverse portfolio of bioresources for researchers from academia & industry.

Catalogue

Services

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of services like identification, characterization, specific analyses & online tools.

Services

News

Pilze sind allgegenwärtig und spielen eine entscheidende Rolle in Ökosystemen. Sie zersetzen organisches Material oder recyceln Nährstoffe. Bislang…

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While not immediately obvious, fungi are present in our everyday lives and play crucial roles in ecosystems, for instance by decomposing organic…

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Interdisciplinary approach allows investigation of hitherto unknown microorganisms

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Interdisziplinärer Ansatz ermöglicht Untersuchung von bisher unbekannten Mikroorganismen

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Researchers led by assistant professor Dr. Jörn Petersen of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH have…

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Bioresources

Bacteria

> 31,900 strains

Archaea

> 680 strains

Plant viruses

> 770 viruses

Human & Animal Cell Lines

> 840 cell lines

Plasmids

> 250 plasmids

Fungi & Yeasts

> 6,600 strains

Bacteriophages

> 700 phages

Protists

coming soon

BacDive

The Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase

Our metadatabase of organism-linked information covering the multifarious aspects of bacterial and archaeal biodiversity.
 

TYGS

Type (Strain) Genome Server

TYGS offers a truly genome-based classification and identification of prokaryotic strains without overestimating phylogenetic confidence.

LPSN

List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature

LPSN is a compilation of all names of Bacteria & Archaea which have been validly published according to the Bacteriological Code.

Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Profile Search

Analysis of Short Tandem Repeats

Since STR microsatellites are stable as well as highly polymorphic in human populations, STR profiling is shown to be ideal for authentication of human cell line samples.