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.

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Collection

In our online shop we offer more than 70,000 bioresources for researchers from academia & industry.

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Services

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

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Bei seinem Besuch der Braunschweiger Mikroben- und Zellkulturensammlung informierte sich der Wolfsburger Politiker über die DSMZ

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Bioresources

Bacteria

28,000 strains

Archaea

2,300 strains

Plant viruses

760 viruses

Human & Animal Cell Lines

830 cell lines

Plasmids

about 460 plasmids

Fungi & Yeasts

6,340 strains

Bacteriophages

673 phages

Protists

47 strains

Research

In the focus ...

New parsley virus discovered by Braunschweig researchers

Plant virologists Dr. Björn Krenz and Dr. Stephan Winter from the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures in Braunschweig and his colleagues have identified a new parsley virus and published in the peer-review journal Archives of Virology. 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.