NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A University of Alberta investigator will head a research team that will use C$1.4 million ($1.3 milliaon) to sequence and map the genomes of a number of strains of Listeria with the aim of identifying those that are most dangerous to humans and those that are likely to survive in food-processing plants.

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