Welcome to the Bacillus Genetic Stock Center (BGSC) web site.
Our primary mission is to maintain genetically characterized strains, cloning vectors, and bacteriophage for the genus Bacillus and related organisms and to distribute these materials without prejudice to qualified scientists and educators throughout the world. Since 1978, the National Science Foundation has funded the activities of the BGSC. The Department of Microbiology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University provides facilities and administrative support. The Director of the BGSC is Dr. Daniel R. Zeigler.
B. subtilis 168 gene knockout library available!
The BGSC is excited to announce the availability of the newly constructed gene knockout library for Bacillus subtilis 168. As many of you know, Byoung-Mo Koo and colleagues in the Carol Gross laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco assisted by members of David Rudner’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School have been constructing this and a similar library for the past couple of years. The work has been performed under a Grand Opportunity grant awarded to a consortium led by David Rudner. Dr. Koo, along with all those involved in the project, have generously consented to deposit one of these libraries in the BGSC collection prior to publication.
The library currently