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Metagenomic Discovery and Expression of Class IIa Bacteriocins from Fermented Foods to Improve Food Safety and Quality from Farm to Fork


Goal:Contribute to sustainable agriculture practices by making the most efficient use of on-farm resources through the implementation of natural biological controls.Objective 1:Phylogenetic Reconstruction of Class IIa Bacteriocin Sequences from Publicly Available Whole Genome and Whole Metagenome Sequencing Data.Objective 2:Amplicon-Based Metagenomic Sequencing of Class IIa Bacteriocin-Encoding Genes from Fermented Foods.Objective 3: Purification and Analysis of Novel Class IIa Bacteriocins Expressed in E. coli.

Sogin, J. H.
Cornell University
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