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Genome of Predatory Bacterium B. bacteriovorus Sequenced

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (GenomeWeb News) - A group of scientists from Germany and the UK has sequenced the genome of the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, and has reported the results of this project in the journal Science today.


The group, led by Snjezana Rendulic of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in T bingen, reported that the genome of this bacterium is "surprisingly large," and does not show evidence of gene transfer from the other gram-negative bacteria that it preys upon.


The strain sequenced was the Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100.


The article can be found in the Jan. 30 edition of Science: 689-692.

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