Welcome to the Bacillus Genetic Stock Center (BGSC) web site.
Our primary mission is to maintain genetically characterized strains and cloning vectors for the genus Bacillus and related organisms and to distribute these materials without prejudice to qualified scientists and educators throughout the world. The National Science Foundation funded the activities of the BGSC (Award Number:1756219) starting in 1978 and BGSC is no longer funded by NFS. The Infectious Disease Institute at The Ohio State University provides facilities and administrative support.
New pXFP_Star suite addition
The BGSC is pleased to announce the availability of four new integration vectors, pXFP_bglStar, to generate low noise fluorescent promoter fusions to insert into the bglS locus in Bacillus subtilis. They are available in the catalog under the BGSC IDs ECE793-ECE796.
These will add on to the pXFP_Star vector suite (ECE295-ECE297) which buffer against spurious transcription by having a terminator.
Thank you to Dr. Ilka Bischofs-Pfeifer of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Biology for donating these vectors.