Monthly Archives: October 2020

USDA Food Safety Fellow Day 1

Contributed by Darwin Bandoy, PhD Candidate We formally started the USDA Food Safety fellowship with a kick-off meeting. Our proposal is to utilize machine learning to parse the basis for virulence and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella Dublin. This particular strain of Salmonella is notorious for causing systemic infections and uniquely adapted to cattle. The question […]

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Creating Prokaryotic Taxonomies with Whole Genomes

Contributed by Cory Schlesener, B.S. Historically it has been difficult to categorize prokaryotes into taxonomic units. Advances made have utilized DNA sequence identity to profile organisms at a higher resolution.  Older technologies based on genomic DNA hybridization, or sequence comparison of the 16s rDNA gene (PCR amplified), have greatly advanced our understanding of phylogeny, but […]

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