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Irreconcilable differences: divorcing geographic mutation and recombination rates within a global MRSA clone

Todd J Treangen12 and Adam M Phillippy12*

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1 National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick, MD 21702, USA

2 Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

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Genome Biology 2012, 13:181  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-12-181

Published: 27 December 2012


A growing resource of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) genomes uncovers intriguing phylogeographic and recombination patterns and highlights challenges in identifying the source of these phenomena.

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