An exploration of microbes present in the blood of processed moose

I isolated a bacterium from the blood of a package of locally packaged moose meat. Using bioinformatic systems and physiological tests, I attempted to classify the bacterium found. I narrowed the possibilities to two organisms: Macrococcus caseolyticus  or Staphylococcus auerus, and compare and contrast the two using my own observations and support from scientific literature.


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An image of my Krona Chart, obtained from the online bioinformatic server: KAIJU



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