Akkadix of La Jolla, Calif., an international agricultural gene discovery and functional genomics company, announced that it used its recently developed Menagerie software and ProteomeBank database to identify novel protein functions in the cholera pathogen, Vibrio cholerae, and in Xylella fastidiosa, the cause of citrus variegated chlorosis. These two genomes were recently sequenced by independent research teams but in each genome, the functions of more than 1500 of the putative genes identified in these sequences were not known. Using the proprietary and automated methodology incorporated into Menagerie and ProteomeBank, Akkadix was able to predict the biochemical function for more than 600 of these genes. Partial results of this analysis will be provided by Akkadix upon request.
Sep 29, 2000