NEW YORK, Feb 21 – Celera and Diversa said Wednesday they have sequenced the genome of Streptomyces diversa , a proprietary strain of Streptomyces bacteria that belongs to the group of microorganisms that produce most antibiotics.

The companies began sequencing this genome under a multi-year, cross-royalty agreement announced in December 2000, in which the two will collaborate to sequence the genomes of different microorganisms in Diversa’s Pathway Llbraries.

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