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Therapeutic treasures from the deep

Sequencing of the genome of a newly isolated marine actinomycete has revealed the potential to make a gamut of interesting compounds with potential as therapeutic agents. Deep-sea environments may yield new chemical structures not found in microbes from traditional terrestrial habitats.

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Figure 1: A genomic and chemical glimpse at the marine actinomycete Salinispora.


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Hopwood, D. Therapeutic treasures from the deep. Nat Chem Biol 3, 457–458 (2007).

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