9. Population Genetics of Bacillus: Phylogeography of Anthrax in North America

  1. D. Ashley Robinson2,
  2. Daniel Falush3 and
  3. Edward J. Feil4
  1. Leo J. Kenefic,
  2. Richard T. Okinaka and
  3. Paul Keim

Published Online: 9 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch9

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

How to Cite

Kenefic, L. J., Okinaka, R. T. and Keim, P. (2010) Population Genetics of Bacillus: Phylogeography of Anthrax in North America, 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.ch9

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 Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470424742

Online ISBN: 9780470600122

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • Bacillus population genetics - anthrax phylogeography, in North America;
  • B. anthracis - phylogenetic resolution within WNA lineage;
  • B. anthracis genotypes in North America, additional - cutaneous anthrax

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of Anthrax in North America

  • The Anthrax Districts after 1944

  • Molecular Genotyping of B. anthracis

  • Genotypes within the Anthrax Districts in North America

  • Phylogenetic Resolution within the WNA Lineage

  • Phylogeographic Resolution within the Ames Lineage

  • Additional B. anthracis Genotypes in North America

  • Conclusions

  • References