Population structure of LESB58 grown in ASM with and without sub-inhibitory concentrations of antibiotics. Each population structure of LESB58 was calculated using 13 traits (colony morphology, pyocyanin production, hypermutability, auxotrophy, susceptibility to 6 antibiotics and the presence/absence of 3 genomic regions) for the total 120 isolates by the eBurst algorithm. Each dot (and subsequent number) represents one novel haplotype, with dot size reflecting abundance. The larger the dot size, the more abundant that novel haplotype was in the 120 isolates that we characterised. Haplotypes designated with the number 1 represent isolates with the same characteristics as the P. aeruginosa LESB58 wild-type. The haplotypes representing isolates that had a straw-coloured colony morphology are circled in red; the haplotypes representing isolates that did not over-produce pyocyanin are circled in blue; and the one isolate that was hypermutable is circled in green. The remaining haplotypes differed in their antibiotic susceptibility profiles (All groups: n = 120).
Wright et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:170 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-170