Culture Collections

Meet the depositor

Rachel Gilroy


Rachel Gilroy      


Research Scientist at the Quadram Institute, Microbes in the Food Chain

What has been deposited and why?

A collection of bacterial strains recovered from the chicken gut. These strains all represent entirely novel species or species previously unassigned to any well-formed formed Latin binomial. We hope this provides a stable, clear nomenclature for novel species from the chicken gut.      

 What current projects are you working on/future work?

  •  Optimising long-read sequencing of the chicken gut microbiome for discovery of taxonomic diversity
  • Perform functional analysis of carbohydrate utilisation by chicken microbiome using an in-vitro gut model and long-read metagenomics
  • Develop a publicly available chicken gut microbiome database


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 August 2021




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