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  • Penn State Researchers Will Map 700 of Anthrax Bacteria’s Closest Relatives

    October 27, 2021

    by Global Biodefense Staff

    Study to enhance CDC’s capacity to rapidly detect emerging infectious disease agents

    To enhance the early detection of novel infectious bacteria that could cause outbreaks of infectious disease and public health emergencies, a team of researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will sequence the genomes of 700 Bacilli bacteria — near relatives of the biothreat pathogen that causes anthrax.

    Funded by a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the research will support the development of genomic resources and DNA sequence databases for the federal agency to increase its capacity for rapidly detecting novel pathogens, according to team leader Jasna Kovac, assistant professor of food science and Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Career Development Professor of Food Safety.

    https://globalbiodefense.com/2021/10...est-relatives/
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