The BGSC collection currently includes:

Bacillus subtilis
1291 mutants derived from B. subtilis 168, plus 55 other strains derived from non-168 backgrounds
Bacillus thuringiensis
191 wild type isolates and mutant derivatives
Bacillus cereus, B. mycoides
104 isolates, including the genomically sequenced strains ATCC 10987 and ATCC 14579
Lysinibacillus sphaericus
136 isolates and mutants, plus 22 other round-spore isolates from Rummeliibacillus pycnus and L. fusiformis
Bacillus licheniformis
41 isolates and mutants
Bacillus megaterium
239 isolates and mutants
39 isolates from Geobacillus stearothermophilus and other Geobacillus species
18 isolates from Brevibacillus brevis, B. laterosporus, B. borstelensis, and B. centrosporus
30 isolates from Paenibacillus alvei, P. dentritiformis, P. polymyxa, P. vorticalis, P. popilliae, P. thiaminolyticus, and P. macerans
the type strain of Marinibacillus marinus
the type strains of Aneurinibacillus aneurinilyticus and A. migulanus
one sporulation-proficient derivative of Sporosarcina ureae
one strain of Virgibacillus marismortui
Escherichia coli
240 strains bearing cloning vectors or cloned Bacillus DNA
Other species
56 isolates from B. amyloliquefaciences, B. atrophaeus, B. badius, B. carboniphilus, B. circulans, B. clausii, B. coagulans, B. firmus, B. haloarches, B. lentus, B. mojavensis, B. oleronius, B. pumilus, and B. shackletonii
54 Bacillus subtilis lysogens and 42 lytic phages of B. cereus, B. subtilis, and B. thuringiensis
Strain collections of:
E. W. Freese, J. Lederberg, B. Reilly, A. A. Yousten, and S. A. Zahler
Genomically sequenced strains
At least 52 BGSC strains have genome sequences available! Complete list (PDF)

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

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