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Multilocus sequence typing and analysis of campylobacter isolates from Food Standards Agency retail poultry surveys
Project Code: B15011
Sheppard, S ;
Little, C; Owen, R;
McCarthy, N; Maiden, M;
Health Protection Agency
National Public Health Service for Wales
MLST is a high resolution and unambiguous approach to characterisation of isolates that allows comparison between different studies and analysis by a variety of quantitative techniques.
The molecular characterisation of a representative sample of retail poultry meat isolates will provide a resource which by analysis in association with other collections of isolates will enable the following to be evaluated:
whether poultry campylobacter isolates obtained at point of sale are the same as those isolated from live poultry
the proportion of human disease isolates that are similar to poultry isolates and the proportion that are more similar to other possible sources
the relationship of poultry isolates to those from other host and environmental sites
A database of isolates will be established for this project and linked to the existing campylobacter MLST profiles database available on the internet.
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