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New levels of sophistication in the transcriptional landscape of bacteria

Arnoud HM van Vliet1 and Brendan W Wren2*

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1 Institute of Food Research, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UA, UK

2 Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK

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Genome Biology 2009, 10:233  doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-8-233

Published: 3 August 2009

Abstract

An extra layer of complexity in the regulation of gene expression in bacteria is now apparent through previously unanticipated roles of noncoding and antisense RNAs.