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Gene essentiality evolves across a pangenome

Genomics analyses of the Streptococcus pneumoniae pangenome show that gene essentiality depends on genetic context and can evolve over time.

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Fig. 1: Gene essentiality can vary across genomes in a pangenome.

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Beavan, A.J.S., McInerney, J.O. Gene essentiality evolves across a pangenome. Nat Microbiol 7, 1510–1511 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-022-01231-8

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