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Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals Local Transmission Patterns of Mycobacterium bovis in Sympatric Cattle and Badger Populations

  • Roman Biek equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Roman Biek, Anthony O'Hare

    Affiliation: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health and Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony O'Hare equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Roman Biek, Anthony O'Hare

    Affiliation: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health and Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • David Wright,

    Affiliations: Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Tom Mallon,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Carl McCormick,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Richard J. Orton,

    Affiliation: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health and Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Stanley McDowell,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Hannah Trewby,

    Affiliation: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health and Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Robin A. Skuce,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Rowland R. Kao mail

    rowland.kao@glasgow.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health and Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003008

About the Authors

Roman Biek, Anthony O'Hare, Richard J. Orton, Hannah Trewby, Rowland R. Kao
Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health and Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
David Wright, Tom Mallon, Carl McCormick, Stanley McDowell, Robin A. Skuce
Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
David Wright
School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: rowland.kao@glasgow.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RB AO TM SM RAS RRK. Performed the experiments: SM CM. Analyzed the data: RB AO DW RJO HT RRK. Wrote the paper: RB AOH RRK.