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Analysis of Recombination in Campylobacterjejuni from MLST Population Data.

Fearnhead, Paul and Smith, Nick G. C. and Barrigas, Mishele and Fox, Andrew and French, Nigel (2005) Analysis of Recombination in Campylobacterjejuni from MLST Population Data. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 61 (3). pp. 333-340. ISSN 0022-2844

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We analyze recombination in C. jejuni using MLST data from isolates taken from wild birds, cattle, wild rabbits, and water in a 100-km2 study region in Cheshire, UK. We use a recent approximate likelihood method for inference, based on combining likelihood information from all pairs of segregating (polymorphic) sites in the data. We find substantial evidence for recombination, but only for recombination with short tract lengths, of around 225–750 bp. We estimate that the rate of recombination is of a similar magnitude to the rate of mutation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Molecular Evolution
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacteria - Campylobacter - Helicobacter - MLST - Recombination rate - Recombination tract length
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 8191
Deposited By: Prof Paul Fearnhead
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2008 11:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2018 04:17
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