Tag Archives: genotype

The journey of Campylobacter: a genomic analysis of a successful zoonotic pathogen

Campylobacter is the leading cause of human gastroenteritis worldwide. Domestic and wild birds are likely zoonotic vectors of Campylobacter. We demonstrated that American crows, abundant in urban, suburban, and agricultural settings, carry multiple Campylobacter genotypes that are

Pitfalls in Acanthamoeba genotyping

Acanthamoeba is a protozoan (a eukaryotic microorganism), widespread in several natural environments such as soil and water as a free-living microbial predator. However, it may occasionally infect humans and other animals causing diseases, like keratitis, a sight-threatening

High-throughput, motility-based sorting of microswimmers for gene discovery

Organisms’ motility varies with genotype, disease progression, drug treatment, aging, and environmental conditions and can serve as a useful metric to access drug effectuality, to identify drug resistant strains, and, more generally, various genotypes. In 1974, Sidney

Natural history of spinocerebellar ataxias

The spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are autosomal, dominantly inherited progressive ataxia disorders. More than 35 genetically different SCAs have been defined. The most common, SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, and SCA6, which together affect more than half of all families