A German and French team explores features found in Bacillus subtilis bacteria engineered to have minimized genomes — genomes more than one-third smaller than those of wild-type strains. Using a combination of genome sequencing, metabolite and proteome profiling, expression analyses, and physiological assessments, the researchers characterized B. subtilis strains in which large sets of deletions were introduced to reduce the genome size.

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