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Comparative genomics and proteomics of paenibacillus larvae bacteriophages

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  • UserAssistant Professor Philippos Tsourkas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • ClockTuesday 17 January 2017, 16:30-17:00
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Paenibacillus larvae is a gram-positive bacterium that is the causative agent of American Foulbrood Disease, one of the leading causes of the global population decline of honeybees. Since 2013 the number of sequenced bacteriophages that infect P. larvae has increased from zero to 18, and is set to increase further. P. larvae bacteriophages are heterogeneous, falling into several similarity clusters. Their genomes are 38-55 kb long, containing between 68 and 92 coding genes. Several treatments for AFB using P. larvae bacteriophages and P. larvae bacteriophage endolysins have been published, with promising, if not conclusive results.

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