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Rob Kingsley

Microevolution key to Salmonella’s success

Research led by Dr Rob Kingsley from the Institute of Food Research has shown how Salmonella rapidly “microevolves” during an epidemic. It highlights how whole genome sequencing is important in tracking pathogenic bacteria.      Salmonella are one of the most common causes of bacterial disease in humans and animals. Part of their success comes from their […]

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Focus on Salmonella

Many people will be familiar with Salmonella from the risk to food safety associated with eating eggs drawn to the attention of the public by the then Health minister Edwina Curry in the 1980’s Salmonella causes a food borne bacterial infection normally associated with gastroenteritis, diarrhoea and vomiting. However, some types of salmonella are also […]

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