Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) is the model representative of a group of soil-dwelling organism with a complex lifecycle involving mycelial growth and spore formation. These microbes are notable for their production of pharmaceutically useful compound including anti-tumour agents, immunosupressants and over two-thirds of all natural antibiotics currently available.
The S. coelicolor strain A3(2) genome is composed of a single linear chromosome of 8,667,507 bp, and was sequenced in collaboration with Prof. David Hopwood] of the John Innes Centre.
A manuscript describing the A3(3) genome has been published: Bentley et al. (2002) Complete genome sequence of the model actinomycete Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). Nature 417:141-7.
Please address all sequencing and annotation enquiries to Dr. Stephen Bentley.