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Comparative genomics of the bacterial genus Listeria: Genome evolution is characterized by limited gene acquisition and limited gene loss

Henk C den Bakker1*, Craig A Cummings2, Vania Ferreira1, Paolo Vatta2, Renato H Orsi1, Lovorka Degoricija2, Melissa Barker2, Olga Petrauskene2, Manohar R Furtado2 and Martin Wiedmann1

  • * Corresponding author: Henk C den Bakker hcd5@cornell.edu

  • † Equal contributors

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1 Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, 14853, USA

2 Life Technologies Corporation, 850 Lincoln Centre Drive, Foster City, CA 94404, USA

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:688  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-688

Published: 2 December 2010

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Primer sequences of primers used to confirm absence of specific virulence associated genes.

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Excel file SNP differences between L. monocytogenes F2365 and its duplicate FSL R2-574 and results of Sanger sequencing SNP confirmation.

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Excel file containing presence/absence data of genes in the Listeria pan-genome.

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PDF file containing a graphic comparison of the inlAB region.

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PDF file containing a graphic comparison of internalin GHE region. Gray arrows indicate conserved genes adjacent to the region.

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PDF file containing a graphic comparison of the prfA cluster region

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Table in MS Excel with presence or absence of 78 virulence associated genes in the genomes of the genus Listeria.

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PDF-file with gene trees based on internalin genes.

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