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In PLOS One, researchers from Sweden and Germany present a genome sequence-based analysis of American foulbrood, a honeybee disease caused by globally endemic Paenibacillus larvae bacteria. The team attempted to use core genome sequencing as a multilocus sequence typing tool, focusing on dozens of P. larvae isolates from mainland Sweden or from colonies in Gotland during a 2014 outbreak on the Baltic island.

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