Monday, April 25, 2011

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
April 22, 2011

Keeping shellfish safe:
Eating raw or undercooked mollusks may pose a safety hazard if they are harvested from waters polluted with pathogenic microbes, so ARS scientists are studying ways to enhance the food safety of these popular shellfish. (4/19)

Detecting plant pathogens:
A new procedure devised by ARS scientists and colleagues can improve polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods of detecting plant disease organisms. (4/21)

New issue of Healthy Animals:
ARS today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals, a quarterly online newsletter that compiles ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish. (4/22)

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