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Saturday, 23 September 2017
Why GEG is interested in Chromobacterium violaceum? PDF Print

Most of GEG’s work in genetic engineering, systems biology and tissue engineering is based on studies carried out with the bacterium C.violaceum. Our interest in using C. violaceum started with the choice made by the Brazilian National Genome Project Consortium to sequence the bacterium, due to its particular pharmacological and biotechnological interest. The complete genome was then made available to us soon (Click here to download to the sequencing paper) and since then we have used to build a genome-wide metabolic map ( and to study regulation and structure of several operons, including the vio operon, responsible for the production of violacein, an anti-tumoral agent.

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