Rapid evolution of distinct Helicobacter pylori subpopulations in the Americas

@inproceedings{Thorell2017RapidEO,
  title={Rapid evolution of distinct Helicobacter pylori subpopulations in the Americas},
  author={Kaisa Thorell and Koji Yahara and Elvire Berthenet and Daniel John Lawson and Jane M. Mikhail and Ikuko Kato and Alfonso Mendez and Cosmeri Rizzato and Mar{\'i}a Mercedes Bravo and Rumiko Suzuki and Yoshio Yamaoka and Javier Torres and Samuel K. Sheppard and Daniel Falush},
  booktitle={PLoS genetics},
  year={2017}
}
For the last 500 years, the Americas have been a melting pot both for genetically diverse humans and for the pathogenic and commensal organisms associated with them. One such organism is the stomach-dwelling bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which is highly prevalent in Latin America where it is a major current public health challenge because of its strong… CONTINUE READING