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Biochemistry Valedictory Seminar | A/P Russell Poulter

The molecular genetics of the kiwifruit pathogen, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa): A ‘pseudo-valedictory’

Our genetic analysis of the outbreak in New Zealand of bacterial canker in kiwifruit formed the basis of the successful claim against the Crown/MPI for about $650 million. The analysis also revealed some interesting evolutionary changes occurring in the New Zealand Psa, including the presence of isolates apparently lacking the Hrp/Type III secretion system. To analyse these strains further, we have constructed a CRISPR-Cas9 based system for gene editing in Psa. This construction depended on the availability of PacBio long read DNA sequencing.

Date Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type
CampusDunedin
DepartmentBiochemistry
LocationBiochemistry Seminar Room 231

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