Beattie Bacterial Collection (BBC)

December 13, 2023

Organizational structure


Collection Institution/Entity

Iowa State University

Collection Contact

Gwyn Beattie

Position of Collection contact


Collection Email

Collection Phone


Collection can be contacted


  • Interested in Culture Collections Exchange
  • Interested in working with samples from different repositories
  • Interested in Collaborative Programs
  • Collection contains reference strains
  • Collection contains sequencing data
  • Has continued institutional support
  • Ability to accept orphan collections

Collection Category

Research collection (industry or research collection; does not include a plan to distribute strains)

Collection follows best management practice guideline

None of the Above

Organisms in Collection


Reference strains in collection

It is possible that the Erwinia tracheiphila strains could be used as reference strains for the plant disease cucurbit bacterial wilt, and the Serratia marcescens strains could be used as reference strains for the plant disease cucurbit yellow vine disease.

Sequencing data in collection

I have genome sequence data on some isolates

Training opportunities provided by Collection

Does not provide training

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Availability and distribution mechanisms

Peer to peer for collaborations

Services provided by Collection

Not applicable

Consultations provided by Collection

Does not provide consultation

Host Associations in Collection

Grain crops, Fruits, Vegetables, Insects

Research fields relevant to Collection

Agriculture, Ecology, General microbiology, Molecular biology, Plant pathology

Species in Collection.

Beattie Bacterial Collection (Iowa State University)
Species Number of strains
Aeromonas hydrophilia 1
Agrobacterium fabrum 2
Bacillus altitudinis 1
Bacillus cereus 1
Bacillus megaterium 1
Bacillus mycoides 1
Bacillus velezensis 1
Bradyrhizobium japonicum 9
Burkholderia ambitaria 1
Burkholderia cepacia 1
Burkholderia pyrocinia 3
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis 4
Curtobacterium luteum 1
Curtobacterium oceanosedimentum 1
Enterobacter cloacae 1
Erwinia amylovora 2
Erwinia sp. 2
Erwinia tracheiphila 67
Methylobacterium organophilum 2
Mycobacterium smegmatis 1
Pantoea ananatis 2
Pantoea eucalypti 1
Pantoea stewartii 1
Paraburkholderia phytofirmans 1
Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum 1
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2
Pseudomonas cichorii 1
Pseudomonas citronellolis 1
Pseudomonas fluorescens 5
Pseudomonas protegens 1
Pseudomonas putida 2
Pseudomonas savastanoi 2
Pseudomonas syringae 21
Pseudomonas syringae pv. coronafaciens 1
Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea 5
Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans 1
Pseudomonas syringae pv. maculicola 1
Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola 2
Pseudomonas syringae pv. pisi 1
Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae 15
Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato 6
Pseudomonas viridiflava 1
Rhizobium etli 2
Serratia marcescens 49
Sinorhizobium meliloti 2
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 1
Streptomyces coelicolor 1
Streptomyces venezuelae 1
Vibrio natrigens 1
Xanthomonas campestris pv. armoracia 2
Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris 2
Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria 1
Xanthomonas perforans 1