Bacterial core and accessory genome components are analogous to the operating system and applications of smartphones. The core genome provides stable taxonomy and species lists, but phenotypes reflect the mobile pool of accessory genes. This suggests changes to the ways we define bacterial species and describe bacterial communities.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Trends in microbiology|
|Early online date||24 Sep 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2016|