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BBC reports that Dutch researchers at DSM Anti-Infectives have sequenced the genome of Penicillium chrysogenum, the fungus that produces penicillin. The sequence will be published in Nature Biotechnology this October, and researchers say its availability may help scientists develop antibiotics to deal with drug-resistant bacterial strains such as MRSA.

 

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