The working group of Wolfgang Beyer at the Department of Livestock Infectiology and Environmental Hygiene, the Institute of Animal Science of the University of Hohenheim, has been working as a consultancy laboratory for B. anthracis for more than 20 years, mainly in duty of the veterinary service in Germany, particularly the reference laboratory for anthrax at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute: https://www.fli.de/de/institute/institut-fuer-bakterielle-infektionen-und-zoonosen-ibiz/referenzlabore/nrl-fuer-milzbrand/. This activity includes also the training of laboratory personnel and health care workers.
The group is well established as a cooperation partner for the leading anthrax laboratories in Europe and worldwide. The institute owns a large and still growing culture collection of aerobic endospore forming bacteria of European, Asian, and African origin.
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