6. Demographic Influences on Bacterial Population Structure

  1. D. Ashley Robinson2,
  2. Daniel Falush3 and
  3. Edward J. Feil4
  1. Francois Balloux

Published Online: 9 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch6

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

How to Cite

Balloux, F. (2010) Demographic Influences on Bacterial Population Structure, 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.ch6

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. MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, 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:

  • bacterial population structure and genetics - demographic influences;
  • expected and observed genetic diversity, and bacterial population genetics;
  • population's past demography - in affecting genetic diversity and phylogenetic tree shapes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bacterial Population Size

  • Measures of Genetic Diversity

  • The Concept of Effective Population Size

  • Inferring Past Demography from Genetic Sequence Data

  • Population Subdivision

  • What is a Bacterial Population?

  • Conclusion

  • References