Location: Food and Feed Safety Research
Project Number: 3091-32000-033-05-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2017
End Date: Aug 31, 2020
USDA/ARS and Cooperator will work to characterize factors affecting competitiveness, resistance, and virulence of hydrogen-producing and hydrogen-consuming microbial populations in the gut of food-producing animals.
Microbiological cultivation studies will be paired with metagemonic analyses to characterize phenotypic and genotypic factors affecting ability of foodborne pathogens to survive in the gut of food-producing animals and their production environment.