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Recombination within natural populations of pathogenic bacteria: short-term empirical estimates and long-term phylogenetic consequences.

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The identification of clones within bacterial populations is often taken as evidence for a low rate of recombination, but the validity of this inference is rarely examined. We have used statistical tests of congruence between gene trees to examine the extent and significance of recombination in six bacterial pathogens. For Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus, the congruence between the maximum likelihood trees reconstructed using...

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10.1073/pnas.98.1.182

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
98
Issue:
1
Pages:
182-187
Publication date:
2001-01-01
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Source identifiers:
10059
Language:
English
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pubs:10059
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uuid:c759707b-6ec5-4d34-a65c-301f25699332
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pubs:10059
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2012-12-19

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