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Diversity profiling of Australian animal and humans as a form of microbial source tracking

Project Number # 4530-17

Diversity and gene profiles of humans, domestic animals and Australian wildlife gut microbiota - A tool for detection of faecal pollution in water

Project Leader:  Christian O'Dea

1. Diversity profiling (16S) of gut microbiota of selected animal species (including humans)

2. Identify existing/ design new primers for bacteria specific to each host

3. To determine host specific bacterial profiles – screen primers

4. Validate potential markers in catchments identified by the SEQ water5. Inform the design of a custom microarray for MST of faecal pollution in surface water