A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres.
March 28, 2001|
Caulobacter crescentus is a Gram-negative bacterium that exhibits cell differentiation, asymmetric division and cordinated cell-cycle progression. In the March 27 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Nierman et al. report the complete genome sequence of C. crescentus (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2001, 98:4136-4141). The sequence was assembled by whole-genome random sequencing. The single C. crescentus chromosome contains about 4 megabases of DNA and encodes 3,767 genes. Cell-cycle pro