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Curr Biol. 2012 Jun 5;22(11):R451-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.04.034.

Population genomics: how bacterial species form and why they don't exist.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2. ford@dal.ca

Abstract

Two processes suggested to drive bacterial speciation - periodic selection and recombination - are generally thought to be mutually opposed. Recent work shows that data taken as evidence supporting the former may be explained by the latter, raising further problems for the idea of bacterial 'species'.

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22677288
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2012.04.034
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