Merging two concepts: finding genes that are both essential and core

Bacterial Genetics and Genomics book Discussion Topic: Chapter 3, question 13 One of the concepts that is discussed in Bacterial Genetics and Genomics is the difference between essential genes and accessory genes. The essential genes are those that are required for the bacteria to live and the accessory genes allow it to do something elseContinue reading “Merging two concepts: finding genes that are both essential and core”

Bacterial genomes, then and now

Bacterial Genetics and Genomics book Discussion Topic: Chapter 17, question 13 The publications of the first bacterial genome sequences were 25 years ago. The technology has come a long way since then, both in the lab and computationally. One of the first bacterial genome sequencing projects started was one undertaken to sequence the complete EscherichiaContinue reading “Bacterial genomes, then and now”

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