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Fratamico, Pina M
Research Leader
(215) 233-6525
Eastern Regional Research Center
600 East Mermaid Lane
Wyndmoor PA 19038

The Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens Research Unit maintains a commitment to high quality basic and applied research to (1) address the needs of regulatory agencies, the food industry, the scientific community, and the consumer to ensure a safe food supply and (2) develop sustainable, environmentally-friendly, agricultural practices. Research areas include: • technologies for rapid detection and typing of food-borne pathogens • pathogen survival, virulence, communication systems, and adaptation to environmental stress • on-farm production and utilization of symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to enhance mineral-nutrient uptake by crops

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