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One-instanton predictions for the prepotential are obtained from the Seiberg-Witten curve for the Coulomb branch of script N sign = 2 supersymmetric gauge theory for the product group IIn=1m SU(Nn) with a massless matter hypermultiplet in the bifundamental representation (Nn,N̄n+1) of SU(Nn) × SU(Nn+1) for n = 1 to m - 1, together with N0 and Nm+1 matter hypermultiplets in the fundamental representations of SU(N1) and SU(Nm) respectively. The derivation uses a generalization of the systematic perturbation expansion about a hyperelliptic curve developed by us in earlier work. © 1999 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.