2. Linkage, Selection, and the Clonal Complex

  1. D. Ashley Robinson1,
  2. Daniel Falush2 and
  3. Edward J. Feil3
  1. Edward J. Feil

Published Online: 9 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch2

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

How to Cite

Feil, E. J. (2010) Linkage, Selection, and the Clonal Complex, 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.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

Author Information

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

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470424742

Online ISBN: 9780470600122

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Keywords:

  • linkage and clonal complex - multilocus sequence typing (MLST);
  • multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE) - linkage degree quantification;
  • variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) and bacterial characterization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction—Historical Overview

  • Recombination, Linkage, and Substructure

  • Neutrality versus Selection

  • Clustering Techniques

  • References