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Genetic globetrotter protects marine bacteria from pollution
Dr. Jörn Petersen and his team of scientists at the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures have jointly with Dr. John Vollmers and Dr. Anne-Kristin Kaster of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) identified a unique plasmid called pLA6_12, which occurs with a sequence identity of 100 percent in various species of Roseobacter bacteria. More ...
Our metadatabase of organism-linked information covering the multifarious aspects of bacterial and archaeal biodiversity.
TYGS offers a truly genome-based classification and identification of prokaryotic strains without overestimating phylogenetic confidence.
Nomenclature up-to-date is a compilation of all names of Bacteria & Archaea which have been validly published according to the Bacteriological Code.
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.