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Integrated Genomics, Mascoma Ink Microbe Genome Analysis Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Integrated Genomics and Mascoma said last week that they have entered into a deal to analyze the genome of an undisclosed microbe important to breaking down cellulosic biomass for conversion into ethanol.

According to the companies, Integrated Genomics will use its Ergo bioinformatics software to annotate the genome and “provide a reconstruction of the genome into metabolic pathways.”

Mascoma has also taken a license to the Ergo system, which will be used to characterize and optimize the microbial cellulose bioprocessing.

The companies expect the project to run through the end of the year.
 
Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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