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 Biochemistry in the College of Biological Sciences at The Ohio State University provides facilities and administrative support. The Director of the BGSC is Dr. Daniel R. Zeigler.
Four Marine Bacillus isolates
We announce the addition of four marine Bacillus isolates to the BGSC collection. Actually, one of the strains, B. vietnamensis 15-1T (our 63A1T), was isolated from a traditional Vietnamese fish sauce, nuoc mam, but it is closely related to other strains isolated from marine waters (Noguchi 2004). The remaining strains were isolated directly from seawater: B. aquimaris TF-12T (64A1T) and B. marisflavii TF11T (65A1T) from a tidal flat in the Yellow Sea, Korea (Yoon 2003); and Bacillus sp. NRRL B-14850 (64A2) from the Gulf of Mexico (Siefert 2000). Each of these isolates forms pigmented colonies, ranging from light yellow (64A1T and 65A1T) to deep orange (63A1T and 64A2). This