About the Authors

Michal Letek, Patricia González, Iain MacArthur, Héctor Rodríguez, Ana Valero-Rello, Mónica Blanco, Alexia Hapeshi, Mariela M. Scortti, José A. Vázquez-Boland
Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Patricia González, Iain MacArthur, Héctor Rodríguez, Ana Valero-Rello, Mónica Blanco, Tom Buckley, Desmond Leadon, Alain Ocampo, Ursula Fogarty
Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

Iain MacArthur, John F. Prescott
Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Tom C. Freeman
Division of Genetics and Genomics, Roslin BioCentre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Inna Cherevach, Michael A. Quail, Mandy Sanders, Julian Parkhill, Stephen D. Bentley
Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Ruth Fahey, Wim G. Meijer
School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Jolyon Holdstock
Oxford Gene Technology, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford, United Kingdom

Jesús Navas
Departamento de Biología Molecular, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

Mariela M. Scortti
Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular IV, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

José A. Vázquez-Boland
Grupo de Patogenómica Bacteriana, Universidad de León, León, Spain

Corresponding Author

v.boland@ed.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived research: JAVB JFP WGM JP SDB. Performed research: ML PG HR IC AH JH JN MAQ MS. Analyzed data: ML IM TCF AVR MB TB RF DL JN AO MMS UF WGM JP SDB JAVB. Wrote the paper: JAVB ML. Prepared the manuscript: JAVB ML MMS.