Pathogenesis, regulation and genomics of the ovine footrot pathogen, Dichelobacter nodosus

  • Rood, Julian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Davies, John (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Footrot is one of the most economically significant diseases of sheep in Australia. The aim of this project is to develop a detailed understanding of how the bacterium that causes this infection is able to infect the sheep hoof and result in clinical disease. The complete sequence of the genome of the causative bacterium will be determined, enabling us to deduce its genetic potential. The completed project will significantly advance fundamental knowledge of the disease process and will lead to the development of improved methods for the control of the disease, with concomitant cost savings to Australian primary industry.
Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/04


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$384,000.00