Functional genomics of large clostridial plasmids

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aims of this genomics project are to determine how large DNA elements called plasmids are able to be transferred between different strains of a bacterium that causes disease in domestic livestock. These plasmids carry genes that encode the potent protein toxins that are responsible for several diseases. To understand how these diseases are spread we must learn how the plasmids have evolved and whether they can move from bacterium to bacterium. The successful completion of the project will result in a detailed understanding of genetic elements that are important mediators of several diseases of importance to Australian primary industry.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/01/04

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD306,000.00
  • Monash University