Analysis of ten Brucella genomes reveals evidence for horizontal gene transfer despite a preferred intracellular lifestyle.

@article{Wattam2009AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of ten Brucella genomes reveals evidence for horizontal gene transfer despite a preferred intracellular lifestyle.},
  author={Alice R. Wattam and Kelly P. Williams and E. E. Snyder and Nalvo F Almeida and Maulik Shukla and Allan W. Dickerman and Oswald R. Crasta and Rosalie Kenyon and Jianfei Lu and Joshua M. Shallom and Hyunjin Yoo and Thomas A. Ficht and Ren{\'e}e M Tsolis and Christine A. Munk and Roxanne Tapia and Cliff Han and J. Chris Detter and David Bruce and Thomas S. Brettin and Bruno W. S. Sobral and Stephen M. Boyle and Jo{\~a}o Carlos Setubal},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2009},
  volume={191 11},
  pages={3569-79}
}
The facultative intracellular bacterial pathogen Brucella infects a wide range of warm-blooded land and marine vertebrates and causes brucellosis. Currently, there are nine recognized Brucella species based on host preferences and phenotypic differences. The availability of 10 different genomes consisting of two chromosomes and representing six of the species allowed for a detailed comparison among themselves and relatives in the order Rhizobiales. Phylogenomic analysis of ortholog families… CONTINUE READING