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Microbe Inside Sea Squirts Makes Big Splash
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Microbe Inside Sea Squirts Makes Big Splash

July 26, 2010
Scientists discovered the bacterium Prochloron didemnii has the necessary genes to produce patellamides, compounds that may one day be used in cancer treatment. They were also able to transfer the patellamide genes to the laboratory workhorse bacterium, Escherichia coli, directing it to biosynthesize the product.