nBlog 2010-12-09

A long way

Last month, our new paper has been accepted by the Journal of Bacteriology. The work had been started immediately after the determination of the genome sequence. At that time, there were no reports on the gene manipulation of Nocardia. So, we had to develop transformation method, plasmid vector, gene-knockout method, and so on. It was a long way.

Fortunately, I blessed with good students. Dr. Hoshino is one of the students. He was a post-graduate school student when I started this work, and now he became a senior researcher of my lab.