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Friday, 24 November 2017
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Chromobacterium violaceum is an opportunistic human pathogen causing a range of gastric infections and occasionally septicemia.

A key characteristic of this bacterium is the production of the purple pigment, violacein. This metabolite may possibly act as a UV protection and it has also been shown to have antibacterial activity.

C. violaceum genome analysis shows a series of genes that may be related to its pathogenicity. Studies are now being carried out to identify and characterize those genes.

 
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