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 (Award Number:1756219). The Department of Microbiology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University provides facilities and administrative support. The collection manager of the BGSC is Jeff Jahnes.

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Thanks for your patience during our transition!

Thank you all for your patience during our transition! We're scaling down our COVID-19 testing operation and that has allowed us much needed time to catch-up. We recently completed a transition from a manual credit card console to an online credit card payment processing system. This allows us to send you a direct payment link through email, providing you the flexibility to complete payment at your convenience. We're also working hard on a new website with integrated payment processing which we hope to launch this fall.

Please direct all inquiries to our new email address - asc-microbioservice@osu.edu. Our team will follow-up with you by email and can schedule calls as needed. Thank

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The Bacillus Genetic Stock Center

Biological Sciences 556

484 W. 12th Ave

Columbus, OH 43210-1214

Email: ASC-microbioservice@osu.edu 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 0742066.

Opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.

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