Researchers at the University of Basrah registers New Strains of Bacteria at International Gene Bank

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Researchers at the University of Basrah / College of Veterinary Medicine been able to register new strains of bacteria at International Gene Bank.

The researcher Kawthar Kazem Jaber from that college mentioned that she was able to register new strains of bacteria (Mycobacterium avium subsp.paratuberculosis) in the International Gene Bank as a part of her research for the doctoral thesis, with the participation of her supervisors, Dr. Fawzia Ali Abdullah and Dr. Rasha Munther Osman.

Jaber pointed out that this type of registration is considered the first of its kind in Iraq and was registered under the names (KFR2000, KFR4000, KFR22, ACD500).

She also, mentioned that the registration importance is because that bacteria cause disease in animals, which is (tuberculosis) disease, which causes loss of weight and losses in field animals in addition to causing great as well as economic losses, while the same bacteria causes autoimmune diseases for humans of colitis Ulcers, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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