NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - OpGen, of Madison Wis., said today it has produced a map of the pathogen Francisella tularensis, which is the causative bacterial agent in tularemia.
The map will be added to OpGen's genome map database, the company said. OpGen chose to map F. tularensis because of its potential to serve as an agent of bioterror. F. tularensis has been listed by the US Centers for Disease Control as a Category A pathogen - one of a select group of pathogens with the greatest potential to cause disease as a result of a natural or intentional attack.
OpGen has been developing software for rapid analysis of microbial genomes. For a feature on the company, click here.