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Deposit of MicroorganismsHinterlegung von Mikroorganismen

Deposit of microorganisms in the open collection

 

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Packaging and Transport of Microorganisms

The deposit in the open collection is the only accepted kind of deposit for a proposed prokaryote type strain for the purpose of describing a new species. Special requirements for the deposit of type strains.

If you have further questions please contact one of the curators.

The DSMZ collects microorganisms of taxonomic (type strains), applied, biotechnological, educational, and general interest. Strains sent for deposit in the open/general collection should have been used in work already published or prepared for publication. Strains deposited in this manner will be available to the international scientific community in both academic and industrial institutions. 

The deposit of strains in the open collection is free of charge.    

The DSMZ also offers "Deposit for Patent Purposes" and "Safe Deposit".

Please continue to the Online Accession Form for the deposit of microorganisms in the open collection

The DSMZ also accepts large-scale deposits (e.g., microbiome collections) of strains with exceptionally high scientific relevance and interest. Please see the Microbiome & Collective Deposit page for more information.


For the deposit of phages please use the following pdf form: DSMZ Accession Form Bacteriophages.pdf

Please review your legal situation with regards to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol BEFORE beginning the deposit process.