Services at the BCCM/LMG Bacteria Collection

Bacterial service analyses


A range of service analyses are available to profit and non-profit customers for the identification and characterization of bacteria.

Techniques are chosen case by case taking into account the aim of the assignment. Well-validated and up-to-date in-house databases and specialized software are used for optimal data processing and interpretation.

Service reports are included in the price.

To order an analysis, contact us and send your samples or isolates with an official (purchase) order form from your company, specifying:

  • your contact details (company name, postal address/invoice address, phone number, email address and VAT number if existing)
  • the requested analysis
  • cultivation details (if applicable).
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List of service analyses

Identification & characterization

    Partial or nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequencing
    Phylogenetic study based on nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequence
    Genome sequencing (WGS) and analysis

Genome sequencing of a pure culture, incl. DNA extraction and delivery of raw reads


Genome sequence assembly and delivery of the assembled genome sequence


Identification through calculation of overall genome related index values


Screening for antimicrobial resistance or virulence genes


Typing (PaSiT6)

    Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST)
    Metabolic tests (e.g. API®, BIOLOG), only in combination with genome sequencing and/or AST

Microbial diversity studies

  Customized cultivation-dependent microbial diversity studies (using MALDI-TOF-MS)

Complementary services

  Bacterial counting analysis
    DNA extraction third party's culture for delivery

Preservation of your bacteria by freeze drying

  Format: glass ampoules, vials or customized
    Biological material: BCCM/LMG or 3rd party cultures



Our team of PhD level experts is always available for a broad range of professional consultancy and specialist services. Covered topics include, but are not limited to:

  • bacterial taxonomy and characterization
  • preservation of bacterial cultures and DNA
  • microbial biosafety and biosecurity
  • management and quality assurance of microbial resources
  • literature studies, e.g. industrial application and safety of specific organisms
  • advisory support in scientific dossiers
  • examination of bacterial contamination in various various environments

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BCCM/LMG offers its biological resources and technical expertise for scientific collaborations

  • at national and international level
  • with academics and/or industry
  • in a project consortium or bilateral context


Possible research themes for such collaborations include, but are not limited to:

  • Bacterial preservation
  • Assessing culturable microbial diversity in a wide range of environments
  • Bioprospecting
  • Food bacteriology: process contaminants, spoilers and (functional) starter cultures (with emphasis on lactic acid bacteria and acetic acid bacteria)

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Legal disclaimer

All services are provided exclusively on the basis of the terms and conditions below, regardless of any contradictory conditions stated on the client’s documents.
By having placed an order, the client automatically agreed to these terms and conditions of BCCM/LMG.
BCCM/LMG makes no representation nor warranty, express or implied, to the client with respect to the suitability or fitness of the results for any specific purpose.
In no event shall BCCM/LMG or its staff be liable to the client for any damages or losses.
Under no circumstances shall BCCM/LMG's total liability exceed the total contract value.
These limitations of liability shall not apply in case of willful misconduct or fraud.
The client undertakes to indemnify and hold BCCM/LMG harmless from and against third party claims based on the client’s use or exploitation of the results.

In case a framework contract needs to be signed, the conditions mentioned in this contract take priority.