The predominant clonal evolution (PCE) concept of microbial pathogens and its practical usefulness

Published on October 1, 2007 Updated on April 30, 2018   29 min
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The work presented here is a result of a long-term collaboration started in the early '80s with Professor Francisco J. Ayala, University of California Irvine.
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The predominant clonal evolution of parch is of interest to all kinds of pathogenic microorganisms. Eukaryotic, parasitic protozoa and fungi; prokaryotic, bacteria and viruses of medical veterinary or agronomical relevance.
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The so-called clonality sexuality debate started in the late '70s. This literature is littered with imprecise subjective assertions such as strong influence of recombination, far from being a clonal species, extensive genetic exchange which are both informative. The PCE approach aims at settling clear cut criteria to distinguish between sexuality and clonality.
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