Systematic determination of the mosaic structure of bacterial genomes: species backbone versus strain-specific loops

H Chiapello, I Bourgait, F Sourivong, G Heuclin, A Gendrault-Jacquemard, M-A Petit, M El Karoui

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Abstract

Public databases now contain multitude of complete bacterial genomes, including several genomes of the same species. The available data offers new opportunities to address questions about bacterial genome evolution, a task that requires reliable fine comparison data of closely related genomes. Recent analyses have shown, using pairwise whole genome alignments, that it is possible to segment bacterial genomes into a common conserved backbone and strain-specific sequences called loops.
Original languageEnglish
Article number171
Number of pages10
JournalBMC Bioinformatics
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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