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Thermus thermophilus genome analysis: benefits and implications

By Efthimia E Lioliou, Anastasia A Pantazaki and Dimitrios A Kyriakidis


The genome sequence analysis of Thermus thermophilus HB27, a microorganism with high biotechnological potential, has recently been published. In that report, the chromosomal and the megaplasmid sequence were compared to those of other organisms and discussed on the basis of their physiological and metabolic features. Out of the 2,218 putative genes identified through the large genome sequencing project, a significant number has potential interest for biotechnology. The present communication will discuss the accumulating information on molecules participating in fundamental biological processes or having potential biotechnological importance

Topics: Commentary
Publisher: BioMed Central
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1186/1475-2859-3-5
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