Strepdb is here

David Hopwood's Biography

A PDF of David's biography can be downloaded from here.

The Manual

The Practical Streptomyces Genetics Manual (48MB PDF) is now downloadable. If you wish to check the integrity of the download, the MD5 checksum of the pdf file is "13f015004e731f78d8498a66b2be2e23".

Our Streptomyces venezuelae strain

Here is some clarification about Streptomyces venezuelae NRRL B-65442 strain and the three sequence versions that exist for it on StrepDB.

Streptomyces venezuelae transcription start sites

Some information and files related to the transcription start sites data provided by Matt Bush are here.


Actinoblast, a table of reciprocal BLASTP best hits between the Streptomyces coelicolor genome and more than 100 other actinobacterial genomes was made for this review in 2014.


ActinoBase was created by the community to share knowledge and resources pertaining to the study of actinobacteria such as Streptomyces species. It is supported by the UK Microbiology Society.

Where are ScoCyc and SavCyc?

ScoCyc and SavCyc are not being worked upon in the John Innes anymore. You can find them on BioCyc using the links below.

ReDirect (PCR targeted mutagenesis) and cosmid library

ReDirect and cosmid library related information is here


Some plasmid sequences are here.

2D reference gels

Swiss-Czech Proteomics server