Bacterial epidemiology and biology - lessons from genome sequencing
1 The Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK
2 Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Genome Biology 2011, 12:230 doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-10-230Published: 24 October 2011
Next-generation sequencing has ushered in a new era of microbial genomics, enabling the detailed historical and geographical tracing of bacteria. This is helping to shape our understanding of bacterial evolution.