About The Bacillus Genetic Stock Center
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. 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. For profit users may pay a $179 per culture fee or may subscribe to a yearly service plan for $2850. Academic and non-profit users are asked to make a payment of $55 per culture or may subscribe to a yearly service plan for $285.