Monday, March 30, 2020

ASM PacBio Workshop: Discovering novel epigenetic modifications in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Garth Ehrlich from the Center for Genomic Sciences at Allegheny Singer Research Institute reports on new studies of pneumococcal epigenetics. Streptococcus pneumonia, which causes more than 1.6 million deaths annually, has a highly plastic genome. Methylation analysis with SMRT Sequencing found a novel modification in addition to the expected epigenetic changes.

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