Foodborne illness? DNA-barcoded microbial spores can trace origin of objects

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Researchers have developed synthetic microbial spores that can be safely introduced onto objects and surfaces at a point of origin, such as a field or manufacturing plant, and be detected and identified months later. The approach can help determine the source of foodborne illnesses.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200604152041.htm">Science Daily</a>

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