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Research Article

A Novel Computational Method Identifies Intra- and Inter-Species Recombination Events in Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae

  • Lisa Sanguinetti,

    Affiliations: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena, Italy, Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy

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  • Simona Toti,

    Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, Rome, Italy

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  • Valerio Reguzzi,

    Affiliation: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena, Italy

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  • Fabio Bagnoli,

    Affiliation: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena, Italy

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  • Claudio Donati mail

    claudio.donati@novartis.com

    Affiliation: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena, Italy

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  • Published: September 06, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002668

About the Authors

Lisa Sanguinetti, Valerio Reguzzi, Fabio Bagnoli, Claudio Donati
Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena, Italy
Lisa Sanguinetti
Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy
Simona Toti
Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: claudio.donati@novartis.com

Competing Interests

FB and CD are employees of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. LS and VR were employees of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics at the time of the study.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LS ST VR CD. Performed the experiments: LS VR CD. Analyzed the data: LS ST VR CD. Wrote the paper: LS ST VR FB CD.