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17-May-2004 Press Release

Anthrax Toxin Genes Found in Another Microbial Species

For the first time, researchers have found anthrax toxin genes in a naturally occurring microbe other than Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax. The microbe that contains those anthrax genes is a strain of...[more]

13-Apr-2004 Press Release

Decoding a Sulfate-Breathing Bug

Paving the way for better methods to protect pipelines and remediate metallic pollutants, TIGR scientists and collaborators have deciphered the genome of a sulfate-breathing bacterium, Desulfovibrio vulgaris, which can damage oil...[more]

31-Mar-2004 Press Release

Scientists Decipher the Rat Genome

An international consortium of scientists that includes TIGR has completed a high-quality draft sequence of the rat genome. Comparing the rat to the human and mouse genomes, the Rat Genome Sequencing Project Consortium reported...[more]

31-Mar-2004 Press Release

HP and TCAG Collaborate to Advance Medical and Environmental Genomic Discovery in Life Science

PRESS RELEASE HP and TCAG Collaborate to Advance Medical and Environmental Genomic Discovery in Life Science BOSTON, Bio-IT World Conference + Expo, March 31, 2004 — HP and The Center for the Advancement of Genomics (TCAG),...[more]

29-Mar-2004 Press Release

A New Spin on Spirochetes

Three centuries after a pioneering Dutch microbiologist first observed the spiral-shaped oral pathogen Treponema denticola, TIGR scientists and collaborators have deciphered the bacterium's entire DNA sequence and used...[more]

16-Mar-2004 Press Release

"Male-Targeting" Bacterium's Genome is Deciphered

The first genome analysis of a Wolbachia -- intracellular bacteria that manipulate the reproduction of their host -- has shed light on the biology and evolution of these "male-targeting" microbes. The study may help in the...[more]

04-Mar-2004 Press Release

IBEA Researchers Publish Results From Environmental Shotgun Sequencing of Sargasso Sea In Science; Discover 1,800 New Species And 1.2 Million New Genes, Including Nearly 800 New Photoreceptor Genes

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation give IBEA $4.25 Million Grant for Genomic Sequencing of DNA Samples from Expedition Discovery Channel to Film Expedition for TV Documentary [more]

26-Feb-2004 Press Release

TIGR Offers International Travel Fellowships

PRESS RELEASE TIGR Offers International Travel Fellowships Senior researchers from developing countries are eligible to apply for International Travel Fellowships being offered by The...[more]

18-Dec-2003 Press Release

Scientists Discover Way to Streamline Analysis of Maize Genome

The complex structure of the maize genome -- with tiny islands of genes clustered in a vast sea of highly-repetitive DNA -- may become easier to decipher as the result of research by TIGR and collaborators. The scientists have...[more]

16-Dec-2003 Press Release

Scientists Explore Secrets of the Anthrax Spore

In a pioneering joint use of the investigative tools of genomics and proteomics to analyze a bacterial pathogen, scientists have described the molecular mechanisms behind the anthrax bacterium's ability to form extremely tough...[more]

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