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Richard B. Russell Agricultural Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
South Atlantic Area
950 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605

The Richard B. Russell Research Center is a major research facility of the Agricultural Research Service. The Center is comprised of five research Units. The missions of the five units are as follows: 1) Bacteriological, Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit (BEARRU) is to define and mediate the development of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria that pose a risk to human health. 2) Poultry Processing and Swine Physiology Research Unit's (PPSPRU) 3) Quality & Safety Assessment Research Unit (QSARU) mission is to determine the relationship between structure, nutritional value, and quality for plant and food products. 4) Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit (TMRU) mission is to provide the technology to reduce or eliminate hazards of naturally occurring toxins of fungal or plant-fungal origin in corn, cereal and forage grasses that adversely affect poultry, livestock or human health, and thereby lower the value of these agricultural commodities. 5) Egg Safety and Quality Research Unit (ESQRU) is to determine and minimize the bacterial contamination of shell eggs and improve the quality and efficiency of egg processing.

In addition the Center houses the Location Support Office which handles the Facilities Management for the Center and provides the seven research units with administrative support.

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