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…

Rapid pneumococcal evolution in response to clinical interventions.

Author(s): Croucher NJ, Harris SR, Fraser C, Quail MA, Burton J, van der Linden M, McGee L, von Gottberg A, Song JH, Ko KS, Pichon B, Baker S, Parry CM, Lambertsen LM, Shahinas D, Pillai DR, Mitchell TJ, Dougan G, Tomasz A, Klugman KP, Parkhill J, Hanage WP, Bentley SDJournal: SciencePMID: 21273480 January 2011
Epidemiological studies of the naturally transformable bacterial pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae have previously been confounded by high rates of recombination. Sequencing…