Bacterial genomes for the masses: relevance to the clinical laboratory.

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Bacterial genome sequencing has revolutionized the research landscape and promises to deliver important changes to the clinical microbiology laboratory, through the identification of novel diagnostic targets and through the birth of a new discipline or "genomic epidemiology." Current progress and future prospects for exploitation of genome sequences in clinical bacteriology are reviewed.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalMethods in molecular biology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004