Project

Comparative studies of whole-genome

Duration
01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
bacteriology MLSA species concepts
 
Project description

The present project aims to perform comparative studies of whole-genome sequences for model groups of bacteria representing different phylogenetic lineages, in order to design widely applicable sets of genes and primers which can be used to develop an MLSA-based apporach for the delineation of species. The ultimate aim is to use the lessons learnt from these model groups to design a generic appraoch for a general MLSA-based species definition.