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The abstract - The abstract must be 3,000 characters or less. Symbols and mathematical formulas are allowed.
Abstracts for the Student Competitions and Postdoctoral Symposium must be submitted before March 20, 2019 at 23:45 EST. The deadline for the other categories is March 27, 2019 at 23:45 EST.






For this abstract, please choose only one type of presentation within the selection below.
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The extended abstract - The extended abstract must have its own abstract consisting of no more than 50 words. Do not use section headings in the body of the paper. Include a brief introduction, methods, results and discussion in a single section. The text should not exceed 1,000 words (excluding references and figure legends). A maximum of 4 figures and/or tables is allowed. Materials and methods should be described in the text, not in figure legends or table footnotes. The Literature Cited section should conform to the format used by the Canadian Journal of Microbiology. The extended abstract must be uploaded below as a single PDF file.
















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