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New keys to unlock the treasure trove of microbial natural products

This month’s Genome Watch highlights how recent advances in computational identification of biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs), and in their experimental manipulation, are opening new avenues to access novel secondary metabolites.

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Udwary, D.W., Otani, H. & Mouncey, N.J. New keys to unlock the treasure trove of microbial natural products. Nat Rev Microbiol 19, 683 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41579-021-00631-7

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