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Epidemiological Tracking and Population Assignment of the Non-Clonal Bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei

  • Julia Dale,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Erin P. Price,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Heidie Hornstra,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Joseph D. Busch,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Mark Mayo,

    Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Daniel Godoy,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Vanaporn Wuthiekanun,

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Anthony Baker,

    Affiliation: Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Jeffrey T. Foster,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • David M. Wagner,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Apichai Tuanyok,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey Warner,

    Affiliation: Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Brian G. Spratt,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sharon J. Peacock,

    Affiliations: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Bart J. Currie,

    Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Paul Keim,

    Affiliations: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America, Pathogen Genomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Talima Pearson mail

    talima.pearson@nau.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: December 13, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001381

About the Authors

Julia Dale, Erin P. Price, Heidie Hornstra, Joseph D. Busch, Jeffrey T. Foster, David M. Wagner, Apichai Tuanyok, Paul Keim, Talima Pearson
Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America
Mark Mayo, Bart J. Currie
Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Daniel Godoy, Brian G. Spratt
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Sharon J. Peacock
Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Anthony Baker, Jeffrey Warner
Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Sharon J. Peacock
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Sharon J. Peacock
Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Paul Keim
Pathogen Genomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: talima.pearson@nau.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: JD EPP HH JDB MM DG JTF DMW AT BGS BJC TP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MM DG VW AB JW BGS SJP BJC. Wrote the paper: JD EPP TP. Interpreted results: JD EPP JDB DG JTF DMW AT BGS BJC PK TP.