Understanding pneumococcal serotype 1 biology through population genomic analysis.

Author(s): Chaguza C, Cornick JE, Harris SR, Andam CP, Bricio-Moreno L, Yang M, Yalcin F, Ousmane S, Govindpersad S, Senghore M, Ebruke C, Du Plessis M, Kiran AM, Pluschke G, Sigauque B, McGee L, Klugman KP, Turner P, Corander J, Parkhill J, Collard JM, Antonio M, von Gottberg A, Heyderman RS, French N, Kadioglu A, Hanage WP, Everett DB, Bentley SD, PAGe Consortium.Journal: BMC Infect DisPMID: 27821148 November 2016
Pneumococcus kills over one million children annually and over 90 % of these deaths occur in low-income countries especially in Sub-Saharan…

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"…