Results of the recombination analysis for the 165 ST239 isolates. The names of the strains are shown on the left and are colored according to the geographic source as follows: red, Asia; yellow, Eastern Europe; green, Western Europe; cyan (light blue), South America; dark blue, Turkey. The colored bars in the panel on the right side of the dendrogram denote the recombination events in the strains along the genome. The coloring of the bars at a specific genomic location reflects the clustering of the recombination events into groups, and is unrelated to either the coloring of the strain names or other bars at distant genomic locations. The asterisks indicate well-known MGEs: the SCCmec element, the phage φSa1 (TW20) and the phages φSaβ-TW20/φSpβ-like.
Castillo-Ramírez et al. Genome Biology 2012 13:R126 doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-12-r126