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Research Article

Neutral Genomic Microevolution of a Recently Emerged Pathogen, Salmonella enterica Serovar Agona

  • Zhemin Zhou equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zhemin Zhou, Angela McCann

    Affiliation: Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Current address: Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

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  • Angela McCann equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zhemin Zhou, Angela McCann

    Affiliation: Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Current address: Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • Eva Litrup,

    Affiliation: Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Current address: Statens Serum Institut, Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Ronan Murphy,

    Affiliation: Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • Martin Cormican,

    Affiliation: National Salmonella Reference Laboratory, Bacteriology Department, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

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  • Seamus Fanning,

    Affiliation: University College Dublin Centre for Food Safety, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Derek Brown,

    Affiliation: Scottish Salmonella, Shigella and Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory, Microbiology Department, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • David S. Guttman,

    Affiliation: Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Sylvain Brisse,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics Unit, Paris, France

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  • Mark Achtman mail

    achtmanmark@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Current address: Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003471

About the Authors

Zhemin Zhou, Angela McCann, Eva Litrup, Ronan Murphy, Mark Achtman
Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Martin Cormican
National Salmonella Reference Laboratory, Bacteriology Department, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland
Seamus Fanning
University College Dublin Centre for Food Safety, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, Dublin, Ireland
Derek Brown
Scottish Salmonella, Shigella and Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory, Microbiology Department, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom
David S. Guttman
Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Sylvain Brisse
Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics Unit, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: achtmanmark@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZZ AM EL SB MA. Performed the experiments: ZZ AM EL RM DB DSG SB. Analyzed the data: ZZ AM DB SB MA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZZ AM MC SF DB DSG SB. Wrote the paper: ZZ AM MA. Discussed the manuscript: ZZ AM EL MC DSG SB MA.