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Role of selection in the emergence of lineages and the evolution of virulence in Neisseria meningitidis.

Abstract:

Neisseria meningitis is a human commensal bacterium that occasionally causes life-threatening disease. As with a number of other bacterial pathogens, meningococcal populations comprise distinct lineages, which persist over many decades and during global spread in the face of high rates of recombination. In addition, the propensity to cause invasive disease is associated with particular "hyperinvasive" lineages that coexist with less invasive lineages despite the fact that disease does not con...

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10.1073/pnas.0712019105

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Buckee, CO More by this author
Jolley, KA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
105
Issue:
39
Pages:
15082-15087
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:6ff5efe1-ef75-4b9a-bd82-fc56acfa8279
Source identifiers:
209533
Local pid:
pubs:209533

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