NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research team has sequenced the genome of Carsonella ruddii, a symbiotic bacteria that has the fewest genes of any organism sequenced to date.  
 
The genome of C. ruddii, which lives inside certain cells in a small insect called a psyllid, has only 159,662 base pairs and 182 protein-coding genes, according to a paper published in today’s Science.
 

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