Candidate targets of balancing selection in the genome of Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Thomas2012CandidateTO,
  title={Candidate targets of balancing selection in the genome of Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Jonathan C. Thomas and P. A. Giorla Godfrey and Michael Feldgarden and Daphn{\'e} A. Robinson},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={1175-86}
}
Signatures of balancing selection can highlight polymorphisms and functions that are important to the long-term fitness of a species. We performed a first genome-wide scan for balancing selection in a bacterial species, Staphylococcus aureus, which is a common cause of serious antimicrobial-resistant infections of humans. Using a sliding window approach… CONTINUE READING