Bacteria’s own genome becomes food safety tool

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 08:32 in Biology & Nature

Bacillus cereus – a common food bacterium – can no longer hide. The food industry has a new tool for identifying specific isolates behind foodborne illness that utilizes the bacteria’s own genomes, reports Cornell food scientists in the journal BMC Genomics, Aug. 8. “Examining the whole genome of the B. cereus group is a more […]

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