Does deposition of phages and/or their bacterial host strains cost a fee?
Deposition of biological material with the DSMZ open collection is free. It is required that the depositor commits to the DSMZ data on the country of origin where a phage was sampled, on the date of sampling and on the habitat/source of isolation in order to fulfill the requirements of the Nagoya Protocol.
Is it necessary to deposit the phage host strain together with a phage?
Yes, a suitable host strain is required together with a phage deposit.
What is the initial step before depositing a phage to the open DSMZ collection?
Depositors are kindly asked to get in contact with the curators of the phage working group, Dr. Christine Rohde or Dr. Johannes Wittmann.