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Antimicrobial Agents from Microbial Genomes

United States Patent Application

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We describe a method for mining microbial genomes to discover antimicrobial genes and proteins having broad spectrum of activity. Also described are antimicrobial genes and their expression products from various microbial genomes that were found using this method. The products of such genes can be used as antimicrobial agents or as tools for molecular biology.
Sorek, Rotem (Rehovot, IL), Rubin, Edward M. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
13/ 957,249
August 1, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.