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New tool helps detect salmonella

Issue Date: July 15, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinary medical officer Jean Guard has developed a cost-effective diagnostic tool and dataset for identifying various strains of salmonella. The tool, called Intergenic Sequence Ribotyping, or ISR, is helping improve poultry production and human health internationally, USDA said, because it helps control salmonella in the field and in consumer poultry products.

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