Over the past 10 years researchers at the Leibniz Institute DSMZ developed a number of successful bioinformatics tools and databases. All tools are publicly available, easy to use and are free of charge.

Tools for prokaryotic research

  • BacDive (The Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase)
  • MediaDive (The world's largest collection of cultivation media)
  • GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility)
  • GGDC (Genome-to-Genome Distance Calculator)
  • LPSN (List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature), formerly PNU (Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date)
  • OPM - Analysis of OmniLog® Phenotype Microarray data
  • Single-gene phylogenies and Gene Similarities
  • TYGS (Type (Strain) Genome Server)

Tools for virus research

  • VICTOR (Virus Classification and Tree Building Online Resource)
  • PhageDive

Tools for eukaryotic research


  • BRENDA (The comprehensive enzyme information system)
  • SILVA (quality checked and aligned ribosomal RNA sequence data)
  • StrainInfo