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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

Main focus of the 40th ECCO meeting: "New Horizons in Accessing Microbial Diversity"

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Leitgedanke des vierzigsten ECCO-Meetings: "New Horizons in Accessing Microbial Diversity"

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Microbiologists demonstrate importance of ammonium-oxidising microorganisms in Germany’s largest lake

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Mikrobiologen zeigen, wie wichtig Ammonium-oxidierende Mikroorganismen für Deutschlands größten See sind

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Neue Strategie für die Nutzung von genetischen Informationen darf der Erhaltung der Biodiversität nicht schaden

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Bioresources

Bacteria

> 35,500 strains

Archaea

> 730 strains

Plant viruses

> 830 viruses

Human & Animal Cell Lines

> 880 cell lines

Plasmids

> 250 plasmids

Fungi & Yeasts

> 8,000 strains

Bacteriophages

> 1,000 phages

Protists

coming soon

Research

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.