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Research Article

Environmental Factors Determining the Epidemiology and Population Genetic Structure of the Bacillus cereus Group in the Field

  • Ben Raymond mail,

    ben.raymond@rhul.ac.uk

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    These authors are joint first authors.

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  • Kelly L. Wyres ,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    These authors are joint first authors.

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  • Samuel K. Sheppard,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Richard J. Ellis,

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathogenesis and Genetics, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Addlestone, United Kingdom

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  • Michael B. Bonsall

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: May 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000905

About the Authors

Ben Raymond
School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Ben Raymond, Kelly L. Wyres, Samuel K. Sheppard, Michael B. Bonsall
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Richard J. Ellis
Molecular Pathogenesis and Genetics, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Addlestone, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: ben.raymond@rhul.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BR RJE MBB. Performed the experiments: BR KLW. Analyzed the data: BR KLW SKS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SKS. Wrote the paper: BR KLW SKS RJE MBB.