Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 14th, 2001
The discovery may prove useful in combating this often-deadly bacterium that has grown resistant in recent years to antibiotics such as penicillin. The accomplishment was reported in the July 20, 2001, issue of Science.
Donald Morrison, University of Illinois at Chicago professor of biological sciences and a specialist in the study of pneumococcus, is a coauthor who acted as an expert consultant in the sequencing work. The sequencing was performed by the Rockville, Maryland-based Institute for Genomic Research.
The strain is a clinical isolate of...
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