Rapid and precise identification of putative bacterial pathogens is critically important in protecting U.S. agriculture. This project leverages genome sequencing and genome-based classification to precisely identify select agents and other high risk quarantine pathogens and conclusively distinguish them from non-pathogens and closely related pathogens already present in the United States. While the experimental work is focused on Ralstonia solanacearum (Rs), the employed genome sequence-based approach is expandable to other bacterial pathogens.
The International Phytobiomes Conference 2022 will bring together a broad community of international researchers and scientists from the public and private sector to collectively advance the newly-emerging field of phytobiomes research.
Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. We work with our partners to innovate new solutions and rethink industries around the world. Our industrial enzymes, microorganisms, biopolymers and other proteins allow our customers to achieve more efficient use of raw materials, reduce energy consumption, replace traditional chemicals with more sustainable alternatives, and offer higher-quality products.