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Whole Genome Analysis Fluorescent AFLP: Identification of Post-Specificity Genes of Campylobacter and Their Values as Epidemiological Markers

Institutions
Public Health Laboratory Service
Start date
2000
End date
2002
Objective
This research project developed a tool for identifying strains of campylobacter, this was used to help understand the sources of campylobacter food poisoning and how it is spread.

The method of fluorescent amplified fragment length polymorphism (fAFLP) was used to fingerprint campylobacter strains from poultry, cattle, pigs, humans and meat on retail sale, to look for evidence of host-specificity or host-association.

More information
In order to understand the sources of campylobacter food poisoning and how it is spread, we need good epidemiological tools.

We have therefore funded the development of the fingerprinting technique fluorescent amplified fragment length polymorphism (fAFLP) and applied it to campylobacter as an identification method.

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
B03014
Categories
Campylobacter
Bacterial Pathogens