IMGGE has a unique collection of microorganisms isolated from specific ecological niches.
Collection contains human isolates and natural isolates of lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional dairy products from specific localities of Western Balkan. Some of the isolates have specific technological and probiotic properties and are used to design the starter and probiotic cultures for production of functional dairy products.
In addition, the collection includes isolates from soil, as well as plant and clinical pathogens important for studying the mechanisms of bacterial resistance and biocontrol.
The collection represents a Serbian national resource and is of great importance for preserving the bacterial diversity of Serbia and the region.