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4) * Genome sequence of the microorganism Methanococcus jannaschii confirms that there is a third main branch of life on Earth.
For example, Methanococcus jannaschii produces a specific restriction endonuclease found to be useful in cleavage of small single-stranded DNA "flaps.
1997) Methanococcus jannaschii chromosome (Bult et al.
Last summer, researchers sequenced the entire genome of Methanococcus jannaschii, a methane-generating species of archaea living on the ocean floor (SN: 8/24/96, p.
HGS also owns the intellectual property rights to the complete genome sequences of three other microorganisms, Haemophilus influenzae, Mycoplasma genitalium and Methanococcus jannaschii arising from its collaboration with The Institute for Genomic Research.
The single-celled microorganism Methanococcus jannaschii made headlines last month when scientists announced that they had fully sequenced its genes (SN: 8/24/96, p.
This week, scientists announced that they have finished sequencing all the genes of the deep-sea microbe, a crucial step in comprehending how the unusual microorganisms, known as Methanococcus jannaschii, flourish without using sunlight, oxygen, or any surrounding organic material.
Science 270, 397-403 (1995), DOE; smallest genome, sexually transmitted disease (STD) Methanococcus jannaschii (1.