THE REAL McCOIL: A method for the concurrent estimation of the complexity of infection and SNP allele frequency for malaria parasites.

Author(s): Chang HH, Worby CJ, Yeka A, Nankabirwa J, Kamya MR, Staedke SG, Dorsey G, Murphy M, Neafsey DE, Jeffreys AE, Hubbart C, Rockett KA, Amato R, Kwiatkowski DP, Buckee CO, Greenhouse BJournal: PLoS Comput BiolPMID: 28125584 January 2017
As many malaria-endemic countries move towards elimination of Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent human malaria parasite, effective tools for monitoring…

Selective and genetic constraints on pneumococcal serotype switching.

Author(s): Croucher NJ, Kagedan L, Thompson CM, Parkhill J, Bentley SD, Finkelstein JA, Lipsitch M, Hanage WPJournal: PLoS GenetPMID: 25826208 March 2015
Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates typically express one of over 90 immunologically distinguishable polysaccharide capsules (serotypes), which can be classified into "serogroups"…

Comprehensive identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with beta-lactam resistance within pneumococcal mosaic genes.

Author(s): Chewapreecha C, Marttinen P, Croucher NJ, Salter SJ, Harris SR, Mather AE, Hanage WP, Goldblatt D, Nosten FH, Turner C, Turner P, Bentley SD, Parkhill JJournal: PLoS GenetPMID: 25101644 August 2014
Traditional genetic association studies are very difficult in bacteria, as the generally limited recombination leads to large linked haplotype blocks,…

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…