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Genetic Analysis of Poultry-Associated Salmonella enterica to Identify and Characterize Properties and Markers Associated with Egg-Borne Transmission of Illness

Investigators
Bouldin, Jean Guard
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2011
End date
2016
Objective
1. Use the Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) SNP database to link specific genes and regulatory circuits to phenotypes associated with egg contamination, virulence, pathogenicity, host preference, or environmental persistence of subpopulations. 2. Determine whether recurring subsets or patterns of SE SNPs can be identified that are causally linked to outbreak potential of other Salmonella serotypes, and determine if SNPs can be used for risk profiling and cluster detection. 3. Apply information about genomic variation occurring across Salmonella enterica to improve serotyping schemes and vaccines that can be used to develop rapid and sensitive diagnostic and epidemiological testing methodologies for SE in poultry flocks and eggs.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6040-32000-007-00D
Accession number
420979
Categories
Salmonella
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Eggs
Meat, Poultry, Game