Biotech Updates

Researchers Produce Campylobacter Genome Map

November 27, 2013

A study conducted by the United Kingdom's Institute of Food Research (IFR) has produced a new map of the Campylobacter genome, showing the points where all of this pathogenic bacteria's genes are turned on. Using a high-throughput sequencing technique, Dr. Ida Porcelli and colleagues at the IFR produced an invaluable resource for Campylobacter researchers across the world. The map will allow for a better understanding of how Campylobacter controls its gene expression in response to different environments, and a better idea of how this important pathogen has evolved and adapted to become such a problem in the food chain.

The results of the study are available in a paper published online by BMC Genomics. Read the abstract at: For more details, read the IFR news release at: