Shigella genomes: a tale of convergent evolution and specialization through IS-expansion and genome reduction

Jian Yang, Vartul Sangal, Qi Jin, Jun Yu, Pina Fratamico (Editor), Yanhong Liu (Editor), Sophia Kathariou (Editor)

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This chapter discusses Shigella Genomes. It explores how the growing body of genomic information may help control food and waterborne pathogens and explains the emergence and evolution of pathogens, including the diversity that exists within species populations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenomes of Foodborne and Waterborne Pathogens
Number of pages420
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


  • Shigella genomes
  • convergent evolution
  • IS-expansion
  • genome reduction

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