The role of interspecies recombinations in the evolution of antibiotic resistant pneumococci

Author(s): D’Aeth JC, van der Linden MPG, McGee L, De Lencastre HC, Turner P, Song J-H, Lo SW, Gladstone RA, Sá-Leão R, Ko KS, Hanage WP, Beall B, Bentley SD, Croucher NJJournal: bioRxiv February 2021
The evolutionary histories of the antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae lineages PMEN3 and PMEN9 were reconstructed using global collections of genomes. In PMEN3, one…

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…