By investigating the genomes of an international collection of strains of the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, we have helped improve our understanding of how different Listeria strains evolve, differ in virulence or resistance characteristics, and circulate around the world. Our method of typing strains using high-throughput genome sequencing signals a new era for the global monitoring of listeriosis cases, paving the way for faster, more precise and internationally reproducible comparative analysis of strains. International collaboration of Institut Pasteur with prestigious public health research institutes from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Denmark marks a turning point in the field.
Link to publication in Nature Microbiology
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