5. Statistical Methods for Detecting the Presence of Natural Selection in Bacterial Populations

  1. D. Ashley Robinson2,
  2. Daniel Falush3 and
  3. Edward J. Feil4
  1. Yun-Xin Fu and
  2. Xiaoming Liu

Published Online: 9 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch5

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

How to Cite

Fu, Y.-X. and Liu, X. (2010) Statistical Methods for Detecting the Presence of Natural Selection in Bacterial Populations, 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.ch5

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. Human Genetics Center, School of Public Health, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX, USA

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:

  • polymorphism summary statistics - natural selection in bacterial populations;
  • bacterial sample selection - DNA fingerprints or certain genomic islands (GIs)-based;
  • phycoerythrin (ppe) and Prochlorococcus population selection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Natural Selection

  • Statistical Methods for Detecting the Presence of Natural Selection

  • Statistical Methods for Bacterial Populations

  • An Example

  • Discussion and Perspective

  • References