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Food Safety / New Technologies
on April 1, 2020

Global network tracks, shares genomes of foodborne pathogens

Microbiologists use whole genome sequencing to match the data to the cause of an outbreak.

The GenomeTrakr is a database that collects and shares the genomes of foodborne pathogens worldwide to help facilitate microbiological testing and improve food safety efforts.

“The idea behind the GenomeTrakr is that pathogens like Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli have genomic signatures that are often associated with a…

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