Nikki MacLaren

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Salmonella serotyping is an essential first step for identification of isolates associated with disease outbreaks. The Salmonella genoserotyping array (SGSA) is a microarray-based alternative to standard serotyping designed to rapidly identify 57 of the most commonly reported serovars through detection of the genes encoding surface O and H antigens and(More)
The aim of this study was to screen for the presence of antimicrobial resistance genes within the saliva and faecal microbiomes of healthy adult human volunteers from five European countries. Two non-culture based approaches were employed to obviate potential bias associated with difficult to culture members of the microbiota. In a gene target-based(More)
Distinctive disease patterns exist among Canadian Old Colony (Chortitza) Mennonites. This religious and genetic isolate is of 16th century Dutch/German ancestry. The group originated in the Netherlands, then settled in the Vistula delta area of western Prussia for 200 years. A small number of founding families later migrated to Chortitza, the "Old Colony",(More)
Passive surveillance for lyssaviruses in UK bats has been ongoing since 1987 and has identified 13 cases of EBLV-2 from a single species; Myotis daubentonii. No other lyssavirus species has been detected. Between 2005 and 2015, 10 656 bats were submitted, representing 18 species, creating a spatially and temporally uneven sample of British bat fauna.(More)
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