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Understanding the role of viruses in the evolution of new bacterial diseases - Ref ES2013/0110

Project Member(s): Petty, N.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation (Ramaciotti Foundation)

Start year: 2013

Summary: Investigation of the contribution of bacteriophages to the evolution of new pathogens using high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics and molecular microbiological techniques to investigate the movement, evolution and spread of virulence factors and antibiotic resistance carried by phages in pathogenic E. coli.

Keywords: Bacteriophage, horizontal gene transfer, E. coli, infectious diseases, bacterial pathogens, antibiotic resistance, genomics

FOR Codes: Bioinformatics, Food Safety, Infectious Diseases, Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response), Microbiology