Global phylogenomic analysis of nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae reveals a deep-branching classic lineage that is distinct from multiple sporadic lineages.

Author(s): Hilty M, Wüthrich D, Salter SJ, Engel H, Campbell S, Sá-Leão R, de Lencastre H, Hermans P, Sadowy E, Turner P, Chewapreecha C, Diggle M, Pluschke G, McGee L, Köseoğlu Eser Ö, Low DE, Smith-Vaughan H, Endimiani A, Küffer M, Dupasquier M, Beaudoing E, Weber J, Bruggmann R, Hanage WP, Parkhill J, Hathaway LJ, Mühlemann K, Bentley SDJournal: Genome Biol EvolPMID: 25480686 December 2014
The surrounding capsule of Streptococcus pneumoniae has been identified as a major virulence factor and is targeted by pneumococcal conjugate…

Evidence for soft selective sweeps in the evolution of pneumococcal multidrug resistance and vaccine escape.

Author(s): Croucher NJ, Chewapreecha C, Hanage WP, Harris SR, McGee L, van der Linden M, Song JH, Ko KS, de Lencastre H, Turner C, Yang F, Sá-Leão R, Beall B, Klugman KP, Parkhill J, Turner P, Bentley SDJournal: Genome Biol EvolPMID: 24916661 June 2014
The multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Taiwan(19F)-14, or PMEN14, clone was first observed with a 19F serotype, which is targeted by the…