NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team from the US and Israel has characterized the genetic variation present in Burkholderia dolosa pathogens from cystic fibrosis patients with chronic B. dolosa infections that can be traced back to an outbreak that began in Boston in the 1990s — an analysis that offered a peek at the effects of adaptive mutations and selective pressures on such pathogen populations.

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