A University of Illinois at Chicago biologist is part of a team that has successfully sequenced the complete genome of a virulent strain of pneumococcus. The discovery may prove useful in combating this often-deadly bacterium that has grown resistant in recent years to antibiotics such as penicillin. The accomplishment was reported in the July 20 issue of Science. Donald Morrison, UIC professor of biological sciences and a specialist in the study of pneumococcus, is a co-author who acted as an expert consultant in the sequencing work. The sequencing was performed by the Rockville, Md.-based Institute for Genomic Research.
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