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Genome Sequence of Deep Sea Bacterium Reveals Adapations to Life Under High Pressure

NEW YORK, March 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists in Italyand the UShave sequenced the genome of Photobacterium profundum, a bacterium that lives in the deep sea under high pressure.

 

The 6.4-megabase genome is split up into two circular chromosomes and one plasmid. The scientists found several metabolic, regulatory, and structural adaptations to deep-sea conditions.

 

The scientists, from the Universityof Padovain Italyand the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the Universityof California San Diego, published their findings in last week's Science.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.