Food Scientists Reduce Time off Salmonella Identification Process

Researchers have developed a method for completing whole-genome sequencing to determine salmonella serotypes in just two hours and the whole identification process within eight hours.

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March 17, 2020

The conventional scientific process for identifying bacteria’s family – known as serotyping – can be time consuming. For salmonella, it used to take three days, and in some cases more than 12 days to assign a final classification for complex servovars.
 
As reported by the Cornell Chronicle, researchers from Cornell, the Mars Global Food Safety Center in Beijing, and the University of Georgia have developed a method for completing whole-genome sequencing to determine salmonella serotypes in just two hours and the whole identification process within eight hours.