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Shigella genomes: a tale of convergent evolution and specialization through IS-expansion and genome reduction

Yang, Jian and Sangal, Vartul and Jin, Qi and Yu, Jun (2010) Shigella genomes: a tale of convergent evolution and specialization through IS-expansion and genome reduction. In: Genomes of Foodborne and Waterborne Pathogens. ASM Press. ISBN 978-1-55581-457-1

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Abstract

This chapter discusses Shigella Genomes. It explores how the growing body of genomic information may help control food and waterborne pathogens and explains the emergence and evolution of pathogens, including the diversity that exists within species populations.