Start Date: May 24, 2006
End Date: Sep 30, 2009
(1) The effects of dietary treatment on the duration of Salmonella persistence in stored swine manure will be determined and a correlation between Salmonella persistence in manure and the native microbial community will be performed. (2) The role of quorum sensing on Salmonella swine colonization, shedding, and persistence in manure will be determined. (3) Genes required for Salmonella survival and persistence in swine manure will be elucidated.