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Microbial strain collection

Weihenstephan Microbial Strain Collection

The strain collection of the microbiology unit specializes on food borne bacteria and yeasts. These general collections are growing steadily due to isolates resulting from routine identification work of our service department and the development of FT-IR technology for the identification of microorganisms. The bacterial collection also contains many strains of food borne pathogens. In addition, three specialized collections have been established which form the basis of current research projects. Our collections harbor a total of about 13000 strains.

WSGeneral collection of bacteria: ca. 4000 strains
WSYCGeneral collection of yeastsca.   750 strains
WSMCGeneral collection of mouldsca.   350 strains
WSLC Research collection of Listeria: ca. 1900 strains 
WSBC Research collection of Bacillus cereus Group:ca. 1100 strains
 Research collection of yeastsca. 3000 strains
Research collection of coryneform bacteria: ca. 1200 strains

For further information please contact Dr. Klaus Neuhaus (


High Counts of thermophilic spore Formers in dairy powders originate from persisting strains in processing lines (2020)

Dynamically evolving novel overlapping gene as a factor in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (Okt. 2020)

Are antisense proteins in prokaryotes functional (2020)

Complementary use of cultivation and high-throughput amplicon sequencing reveals high biodiversity within raw milk microbiota (2020)

Recommendations for bacterial ribosome profiling experiments based on bioinformatics evaluation of published data (2020)

OLGenie: Estimating natural selection to predict functional overlapping genes (2020)

Genetic Organization of the aprX-lipA2 Operon Affects the Proteolytic Potential of Pseudomonas Species in Milk (2020)

Brevilactibacter flavus gen.nov., sp. nov., a novel bacterium of the family Propionibactericeae isolated form raw milk and dairy products and reclassification of Probioniciclava sinopodophylli as Brevilactibacter sinopodophylli comb. nov. (2020)

A novel pH-regulated, unusual 603 bp overlapping protein coding gene pop is encoded antisense to ompA in Escherichia coli O157:H7 (EHEC). (2020)

Pseudomonas haemolytica sp. nov., isolated from raw milk and skimmed milk concentrate (2020)

Pseudomonas saxonica sp.nov. isolated from raw milk and skimmed milk concentrate. (2020)