Leaner and meaner genomes in Escherichia coli

David Ussery

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    Abstract

    A 'better' Escherichia coli K-12 genome has recently been engineered in which about 15% of the genome has been removed by planned deletions. Comparison with related bacterial genomes that have undergone a natural reduction in size suggests that there is plenty of scope for yet more deletions.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalGenome Biology
    Volume7
    Pages (from-to)237
    ISSN1465-6906
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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