Bacteria and archaea encompass large, diverse groups of microorganisms found ubiquitously throughout the world. These organisms are relevant to clinical work as many bacterial species are human pathogens, causing a variety of complications associated with enteric, respiratory, blood-borne, and vector-borne disease. Bacteria and archaea are also of ecological importance for their roles in the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles.
To study these microorganisms, researchers need access to DNA prepared from authenticated materials. However, the extraction, preparation, and quality control of nucleic acids are often labor intensive and expensive. This is particularly true when handling cultures that require advanced biological safety procedures, fastidious culturing conditions, or extensive incubation periods. Therefore, to support this area of research, ATCC offers a variety of genomic and synthetic DNA representing numerous clinically and environmentally relevant species. With nucleic acids from ATCC, you can trust that each preparation is fully authenticated and evaluated for integrity, purity, and quality using established techniques. So, let ATCC do the work for you! Browse our nucleic acid resources below.
Enhance the development of rapid microbiological methods
Molecular-based rapid microbiological methods (RMM) are contemporary technologies used to quickly and sensitively detect, enumerate, and identify microorganisms. Within the past several decades, these methods have gained recognition for their technological applications across numerous scientific fields. To date, RMMs have proven useful in a variety of pharmaceutical sterility assays including the routine examination of microbial limit testing, bioburden assessment, environmental testing, raw materials testing, process water testing, sterility testing, and in-process testing. Read our white paper to learn more about these methods and how ready-to-use nucleic acids from ATCC can help.Download the PDF