Saymon Akther

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The bacterial genus Borrelia (phylum Spirochaetes) consists of two groups of pathogens represented respectively by B. burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme borreliosis, and B. hermsii, the agent of tick-borne relapsing fever. The number of publicly available Borrelia genomic sequences is growing rapidly with the discovery and sequencing of Borrelia strains(More)
UNLABELLED Phylogenomic footprinting is an approach for ab initio identification of genome-wide regulatory elements in bacterial species based on sequence conservation. The statistical power of the phylogenomic approach depends on the degree of sequence conservation, the length of regulatory elements, and the level of phylogenetic divergence among genomes.(More)
Che L. Martin,a Tika Y. Sukarna,a* Saymon Akther,b Girish Ramrattan,b Pedro Pagan,b Lia Di,b Emmanuel F. Mongodin,c Claire M. Fraser,c Steven E. Schutzer,d Benjamin J. Luft,e Sherwood R. Casjens,f Wei-Gang Qiua,b Department of Biology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, New York, USAa; Department of Biological Sciences and Center(More)
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