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- Bergholz, Teresa M.; den Bakker, Hank C.; Katz, Lee S.; Silk, Benjamin J.; Jackson, Kelly A.; Kucerova, Zuzana; Joseph, Lavin A.; Tunsek, Maryann; Gladney, Lori M.; Halpin, Jessica L.; Xavier, Karen; Gossack, Joseph; Ward, Todd J.; Frace, Michael; Tan, Cheryl L.
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2016 v.82 no.3 pp. 928-938
- Listeria monocytogenes; bacterial communities; bacteriophages; clones; genetic variation; genome; horizontal gene transfer; outbreak investigation; point mutation; sequence analysis; serotypes
- ... We used whole-genome sequencing to determine evolutionary relationships among 20 outbreak-associated clinical isolates of Listeria monocytogenes serotypes 1/2a and 1/2b. Isolates from 6 of 11 outbreaks fell outside the clonal groups or “epidemic clones” that have been previously associated with outbreaks, suggesting that epidemic potential may be widespread in L. monocytogenes and is not limited t ...
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