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Bacterial Speciation: Genetic Sweeps in Bacterial Species
Current Biology (2016)
  • Frederick M Cohan
Abstract
One theory of bacterial speciation states that bacterial and animal species share the property of cohesion, meaning that diversity within a species is constrained. A new study provides direct evidence that genome-wide sweeps can limit diversity within bacterial species.
Keywords
  • selective sweep,
  • speciation,
  • diversification,
  • ecotype
Publication Date
2016
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.022
Citation Information
Frederick M Cohan. "Bacterial Speciation: Genetic Sweeps in Bacterial Species" Current Biology Vol. 26 Iss. 3 (2016) p. R112 - R115 ISSN: ISSN: 0960-9822
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/frederick_cohan/69/