Microbiology: a talented genus

Marcel Jaspars*, Gregory L. Challis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Members of a newly described candidate bacterial genus, Entotheonella, have been identified as the sources of the rich array of natural products found in the marine sponge Theonella swinhoei. Two scientists discuss this discovery from the perspectives of microbial ecology and drug discovery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-39
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume506
Issue number7486
Early online date29 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • sponge theonella-swinhoei
  • complete genome sequence
  • polyketide synthase
  • bacterial symbiont
  • identification
  • biosynthesis

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