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Reducing Campylobacter in chickens

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SCOTTISH researchers have been awarded £1.3 million to map the genes that allow some breeds of chicken to resist colonisation with Campylobacter bacteria. Funding for the three-year project has been awarded to researchers at the Roslin Institute by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the UK-based poultry breeding company Aviagen.

The BBSRC says that, with Campylobacter being responsible for more than 300,000 cases of food poisoning annually in England and Wales, …

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