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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

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