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A talented genus

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. See Article p.58

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Figure 1: Sponge's secret.

A, TOSHIYUKI WAKIMOTO; B, TETSUSHI MORI

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Jaspars, M., Challis, G. A talented genus. Nature 506, 38–39 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13049

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