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Research Article

The Population Structure of Acinetobacter baumannii: Expanding Multiresistant Clones from an Ancestral Susceptible Genetic Pool

  • Laure Diancourt,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Paris, France

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  • Virginie Passet,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Paris, France

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  • Alexandr Nemec,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Bacterial Genetics, National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Lenie Dijkshoorn,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Sylvain Brisse mail

    sylvain.brisse@pasteur.fr

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Paris, France

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  • Published: April 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010034

About the Authors

Laure Diancourt, Virginie Passet, Sylvain Brisse
Institut Pasteur, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Paris, France
Alexandr Nemec
Laboratory of Bacterial Genetics, National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic
Lenie Dijkshoorn
Department of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: sylvain.brisse@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LD AN LD SB. Performed the experiments: LD VP AN LD SB. Analyzed the data: LD AN LD SB. Wrote the paper: LD AN LD SB.