NEW YORK, March 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Aventis Bulk, an Italian unit of French drug maker Aventis, said today that it has sequenced the entire Saccharopolyspora erythraea genome. The company said the strain is an industrial overproducer of the antibiotic erythromycin.
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