17. Population Genetics of Streptococcus

  1. D. Ashley Robinson2,
  2. Daniel Falush3 and
  3. Edward J. Feil4
  1. Debra E. Bessen

Published Online: 9 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch17

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

How to Cite

Bessen, D. E. (2010) Population Genetics of Streptococcus, in Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease (eds D. A. Robinson, D. Falush and E. J. Feil), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Microbiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork Ireland

  3. 4

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470424742

Online ISBN: 9780470600122



  • Streptococcus population genetics - multilocus sequence typing (MLST);
  • group A Streptococcus (GAS) and group B Streptococcusi (GBS) population;
  • MLST data analysis and limitations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Habitats, Transmission, and Disease

  • Classical Strain Typing

  • Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) Based on Housekeeping Genes

  • Species Boundaries and Gene Flow

  • Niche-driving Genes

  • Bacterial Population Dynamics and Selection

  • Machinery of Genetic Change, Revisited

  • References