Monthly Archives: May 2016

JOIN US @ ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston for our Special Symposium

Industrial Metagenomics – Large Scale Analysis for Food Safety Supported by UC Davis, IBM, Mars, Inc. and Bio-Rad 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Grand Ballroom West MODERATORS: Christopher Elkins PhD; Supervisory Microbiologist, FDA Kristen Beck, PhD; Researcher, Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, IBM Research, Almaden Research Center PRESENTATIONS: Mapping microbiome data […]

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What are Viable but Nonculturable (VBNC) cells and why they pose a threat to public health

  Contributed by Narine Arabyan  Viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state was first discovered in 1982 in the lab of Rita Colwell at University of Maryland. VBNC state in bacteria is induced by many different environmental stresses (nutrient starvation, temperature shifts, oxidative and osmotic stress and etc.). Before the discovery of VBNC state, bacterial cells were […]

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