Water Microbiota from a Commercial Alfalfa Sprout Crop over 4 Days of Growth

Elizabeth Reed, Robert Sanderson, Barbara Sanderson, Padmini Ramachandran, Seth Commichaux, Eric Brown, Jie Zheng, Errol Strain, Andrea Ottesen, Irene L. G. Newton
2021 Microbiology Resource Announcements  
Sprouts have been implicated in numerous foodborne illness outbreaks. To better understand baseline microbial profiles of irrigation water and subsequent spent irrigation water of alfalfa sprouts, DNA from water was extracted, sequenced, and annotated with CosmosID and a custom pipeline to provide bacterial, fungal, protist, and antimicrobial resistance gene profiles.
doi:10.1128/mra.00906-20 pmid:33446581 fatcat:edkorz27ozd2dkmixjduodrnqy