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Metabolic competition as a driver of bacterial population structure

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Understanding the processes whereby diversity arises and is maintained in pathogen populations is pivotal for designing disease control interventions. A particular problem is the maintenance of strain structure in bacterial pathogen populations despite frequent genetic exchange. Although several theoretical frameworks have been put forward to explain this widespread phenomenon, few have focussed on the role of genes encoding metabolic functions, despite an increasing recognition of their imp...

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10.2217/fmb-2016-0079

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Hertford College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Publisher:
Future Medicine Publisher's website
Journal:
Future Microbiology Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Pages:
1339–1357
Publication date:
2016-09-01
Acceptance date:
2017-07-14
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EISSN:
1746-0921
ISSN:
1746-0913
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637875
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uuid:08e5c7a8-ffc5-4c34-b764-417219541db7
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2016-08-09

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