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Research Article

Role of Intraspecies Recombination in the Spread of Pathogenicity Islands within the Escherichia coli Species

  • Sören Schubert mail,

    schubert@med.uni-muenchen.de

    Affiliation: Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Munich, Germany

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  • Pierre Darlu,

    Affiliation: INSERM U535, Hôpital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France

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  • Olivier Clermont,

    Affiliation: INSERM U722 and Université Paris 7, Paris, France

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  • Andreas Wieser,

    Affiliation: Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Munich, Germany

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  • Giuseppe Magistro,

    Affiliation: Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Munich, Germany

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  • Christiane Hoffmann,

    Affiliation: Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Munich, Germany

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  • Kirsten Weinert,

    Affiliation: Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Munich, Germany

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  • Olivier Tenaillon,

    Affiliation: INSERM U722 and Université Paris 7, Paris, France

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  • Ivan Matic,

    Affiliation: INSERM U571 and Université Paris 5, Paris, France

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  • Erick Denamur

    Affiliation: INSERM U722 and Université Paris 7, Paris, France

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  • Published: January 09, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000257

About the Authors

Sören Schubert, Andreas Wieser, Giuseppe Magistro, Christiane Hoffmann, Kirsten Weinert
Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Munich, Germany
Pierre Darlu
INSERM U535, Hôpital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France
Olivier Clermont, Olivier Tenaillon, Erick Denamur
INSERM U722 and Université Paris 7, Paris, France
Ivan Matic
INSERM U571 and Université Paris 5, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: schubert@med.uni-muenchen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS PD IM ED. Performed the experiments: OC AW GM CH KW OT. Analyzed the data: SS PD OC AW GM CH KW OT ED. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PD ED. Wrote the paper: SS IM ED.