Anthrax molecular epidemiology and forensics: using the appropriate marker for different evolutionary scales.

@article{Keim2004AnthraxME,
  title={Anthrax molecular epidemiology and forensics: using the appropriate marker for different evolutionary scales.},
  author={Paul S Keim and Matthew N. Van Ert and Talima Pearson and Amy J. Vogler and Lynn Y. Huynh and David M. Wagner},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          205-13
        }
}
Precise identification of Bacillus anthracis isolates has aided forensic and epidemiological analyses of natural anthrax cases, bioterrorism acts and industrial scale accidents by state-sponsored bioweapons programs. Because there is little molecular variation among B. anthracis isolates, identifying and using rare variation is crucial for precise strain identification. We think that mutation is the primary diversifying force in a clonal, recently emerged pathogen, such as B. anthracis, since… CONTINUE READING
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