Differential typing of Campylobacter


The outcome of this project will be a DNA based typing scheme that allows the allocation of strains of Campylobacter jejuni/coli to types that are host specific and/or non host specific.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Objective Summary

1. Establish the technique of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) analysis for typing of C. jejuin/coli. 2. Extend the current Campylobacter collection to include poultry isolates from other research groups and industry and to obtain non-poultry isolates from sources such as diary cattle pets and humans. 3. Establish SNP types of the extended Campylobacter collection. 4. Compare and contrast the SNP types of the poultry C. jejuni with the non-poultry types (including human isolates from OzFood that have already been examined by SNP typing by the Qld node of the CRC for Diagnostics) 5. Compare and contrast the capacity of SNP typing with pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and flaA typing. 6. Establish an on-going typing technique that will function as a national reference service on a user pays basis.

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Project Start Date

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Protecting Australia from invasive diseases and pests

National Priority

CME-Improving Food Safety of Australian Chicken Meat