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The genome of L. bulgaricus is estimated to be 2.3 Mb, with a GC content of about 50%. The complete sequence of this genome will lead to the identification of the genetic bases of the adaptation of this bacterium to the dairy environment and to a better understanding and control of functions of agro-alimentary interest. This sequence is also an essential step in the global analysis of this bacterium via the systematic study of its transcripts and proteins.