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Obscured phylogeny and possible recombinational dormancy in Escherichia coli

Shana R Leopold123, Stanley A Sawyer4, Thomas S Whittam5 and Phillip I Tarr1*

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1 Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, USA

2 Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, USA

3 Institute of Hygiene, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany

4 Department of Mathematics, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

5 Microbial Evolution Laboratory, National Food Safety and Toxicology Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:183  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-183

Published: 27 June 2011

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Table S1. Strains Used.

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Figure S1. Topologies generated by various analyses from each Segment.

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Figure S2. Fragments identified as being subjected to conversion.

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Table S2. Conversion events identified by GENECONV.

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Table S3. Sequence alignment.

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