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Burkholderia pseudomallei genome plasticity associated with genomic island variation.

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BACKGROUND: Burkholderia pseudomallei is a soil-dwelling saprophyte and the cause of melioidosis. Horizontal gene transfer contributes to the genetic diversity of this pathogen and may be an important determinant of virulence potential. The genome contains genomic island (GI) regions that encode a broad array of functions. Although there is some evidence for the variable distribution of genomic islands in B. pseudomallei isolates, little is known about the extent of variation between related...

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10.1186/1471-2164-9-190

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Peacock, SJ
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC genomics Journal website
Volume:
9
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1
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Article no. 190
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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1471-2164
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1471-2164
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uuid:97feea0c-d043-4001-86e2-18a7cdeca0b1
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26275
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pubs:26275

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