Genotyping (Subtyping) Bacteria

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Genotyping, or subtyping, bacteria has been practiced for decades using phenotypic variation, but recently has undergone a revolution due to DNA-based methods. Systematic sampling of nucleotide variation across whole genomes has led to the robust identification of bacterial types and subtypes. Whole genome sequencing is replacing other methods and will lead to more rigorous molecular epidemiological and evolutionary analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080961569
ISBN (Print)9780123749840
StatePublished - Feb 27 2013


  • Bacteria
  • Genotyping
  • MLEE
  • MLVA
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • PFGE
  • Phylogenetic trees
  • SNP
  • Subtyping
  • WGST

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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