A group of CSIC scientists has sequenced bacteria strains Lactobacillus pentosus IG1, involved in fermentation process of table olives. The study, published in the Journal of Bacteriology magazine, allows the exploration of the bacteria biotecnological and probiotic characteristics.
"The fermentation of the Spanish table olives, are very complex process from a microbiological point of view because they are opened fermentations", said the resercher Antonio Maldonado, from the Fat Institute.
Genomics means cutting-edge technology. It started with the reading of the 3,000 million letters which forms the human genome ten years ago. This developement opened a new world of possibilities and oportunities for the biological, medical and evolutionary sciences.
A decade of exponential technological progress has dramatically reduced the cost of whole genome sequencing, removing the main restriction for non-model species. The giant panda genome was assembled in 2010 and here's a current proporsal to sequence more than 10.000 species to study vertebrate evolution.