Irreconcilable differences: divorcing geographic mutation and recombination rates within a global MRSA clone
1 National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
2 Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Genome Biology 2012, 13:181 doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-12-181Published: 27 December 2012
A growing resource of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) genomes uncovers intriguing phylogeographic and recombination patterns and highlights challenges in identifying the source of these phenomena.