A UK team led by investigators at the University of Birmingham describes the real-time nanopore sequencing strategy it used to help track Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis transmission and trajectory during an outbreak in 2014. Along with rapid whole-genome sequencing protocols performed using Illumina's MiSeq instrument, the researchers looked at the feasibility of sequencing S. Enteritidis isolates collected during the outbreak with Oxford Nanopore's MinION machine.

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