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

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2021 Jan 14;10(2):e00906-20. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00906-20.


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.