The Chlamydia Biobank (link opens in new window) is an ongoing project that will hold a collection of live Chlamydia trachomatis isolates, carefully selected to represent the full diversity of the species. We also aim to include sought-after strains such as natural plasmid mutants, recombinants and transformants containing various transformation vectors. All of these can be ordered through the Biobank website. Each strain will be matched with both genome and plasmid DNA sequencing data, and this information will again be accessible via the website.
The Biobank is hosted at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and is funded by the Wellcome Trust Bioresources Research Grant.
The National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC), part of the Culture Collections of Public Health England, is an advisory body for the Chlamydia Biobank.
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