Culture Collection

GNS Science’s exploration of New Zealand’s extreme environments has yielded a collection of more than 1500 microbial strains; containing many novel microorganisms.

We are focusing on diverse bacteria that form the basis of the food web in geothermal and hydrothermal environments: sulphur oxidisers, methanotrophs, hydrogenotrophs, organotrophs, and metal respirers.

This collection continues to grow through our research activities.

We know the environmental conditions at the source, including specific location, pH, and temperature, and basic taxonomy. More detailed characterisation has been undertaken on selected strains.

Our culture collection contains microorganisms with potential applications for biofuels, industrial enzymes and bioactives; but is not limited to these industrial sectors.

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