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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.

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