GENETIC STOCK CENTRE (SGSC)
About the SGSC
The Salmonella Genetic Stock Centre (SGSC) maintains genetic
stocks of Salmonella, as well as some strains of related
bacterial genera. The SGSC was established initially in the early
1960's by Dr. M. Demerec with strains developed at Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory, LI, NY and at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The bacterial strains in the SGSC were transferred to the University
of Calgary Department of Biological Sciences in the late 1960's.
The largest numbers of strains (several thousand) are mutants
of S. typhimurium LT2. Most of the strains added to the
collection since that time were provided by other researchers
who have given their strains to the SGSC along with their permission
for the strains to be circulated to other researchers. A substantial
number of these strains are from the collection of Dr. John Roth
at the University of Utah. The collection also includes a number
of 'kits' that the SGSC has established to assist researchers
in specific projects.
There is a charge for strains ordered from the SGSC, however,
strains are provided at a reduced rate to researchers at non-profit
research establishments and universities. Strains are also provided
free of charge to researchers who have provided strains to the
SGSC in the past.
The SGSC is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada through a Major Facilities Access Grant.
To obtain strain-related information, make a request from the
collection or deposit strains into the SGSC, contact the Salmonella
Genetic Stock Centre or Dr. K.E. Sanderson:
Department of Biological Sciences
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2N 1N4
Telephone: (403) 220-6792 or (403) 220-3572
Fax: (403) 289-9311
SGSC Homepage - On-Line Search
- Strain Kits - On-Line
Order Form - Strain Catalogue
- Salmonella Sequences - Related Websites