A Predator Unmasked: Life Cycle of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus from a Genomic Perspective

@article{Rendulic2004APU,
  title={A Predator Unmasked: Life Cycle of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus from a Genomic Perspective},
  author={Snjezana Rendulic and Pratik D. Jagtap and Andrea Rosinus and Mark Eppinger and Claudia Baar and Christa Lanz and Heike Keller and Carey Lambert and Katy J. Evans and Alexander Goesmann and Folker Meyer and R. Elizabeth Sockett and Stephan C. Schuster},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={303},
  pages={689 - 692}
}
Predatory bacteria remain molecularly enigmatic, despite their presence in many microbial communities. Here we report the complete genome of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100, a predatory Gram-negative bacterium that invades and consumes other Gram-negative bacteria. Its surprisingly large genome shows no evidence of recent gene transfer from its prey. A plethora of paralogous gene families coding for enzymes, such as hydrolases and transporters, are used throughout the life cycle of B… 
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