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Research Article

A Bayesian Inference Framework to Reconstruct Transmission Trees Using Epidemiological and Genetic Data

  • Marco J. Morelli,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Current address: Center for Genomic Science of IIT@SEMM, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) at the IFOM-IEO Campus, Milan, Italy

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  • Gaël Thébaud,

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR BGPI, Cirad TA A-54/K, Montpellier, France

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  • Joël Chadœuf,

    Affiliation: INRA, UR546 Biostatistics and Spatial Processes, Avignon, France

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  • Donald P. King,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel T. Haydon mail,

    Daniel.Haydon@glasgow.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Samuel Soubeyrand

    Affiliation: INRA, UR546 Biostatistics and Spatial Processes, Avignon, France

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002768

About the Authors

Marco J. Morelli, Daniel T. Haydon
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Gaël Thébaud
INRA, UMR BGPI, Cirad TA A-54/K, Montpellier, France
Joël Chadœuf, Samuel Soubeyrand
INRA, UR546 Biostatistics and Spatial Processes, Avignon, France
Donald P. King
Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: Daniel.Haydon@glasgow.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJM DTH SS JC GT. Performed the experiments: MJM SS. Analyzed the data: MJM SS DTH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JC GT SS MJM DTH DPK. Wrote the paper: SS MJM DTH GT JC.