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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.

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Collection

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

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Bioresources

Bacteria

> 31,000 strains

Archaea

> 680 strains

Plant viruses

> 760 viruses

Human & Animal Cell Lines

> 840 cell lines

Plasmids

> 250 plasmids

Fungi & Yeasts

> 6,500 strains

Bacteriophages

> 670 phages

Protists

> 45 strains

Research

In the focus ...

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 ...

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.

PNU

Nomenclature up-to-date

Nomenclature up-to-date 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.