NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The cholera strain behind the outbreak that emerged in Haiti in 2010 has a limited ability to acquire new genes, according to an evolutionary analysis of isolate genomes conducted by Cheryl Tarr at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and her colleagues.

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