Tag Archives: Xavier Didelot

Pipelines for bacterial evolutionary genomic analysis meeting in Bath

I attended a small, but very nice meeting last week at the University of Bath. The topic was the development of software to measure all important parameters in bacterial population genomics datasets. It was organized by Daniel Falush, who is … Continue reading

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Paper out: A barrier to homologous recombination between sympatric strains of the cooperative soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus

Just out in the ISME journal, a paper on my favourite bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus. I did my PhD with Greg Velicer on this fascinating species which builds beautiful multicellular fruiting bodies that can be seen with the naked eye (click … Continue reading

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Citation counts: Google Scholar vs. Web of Science

As most scientists do, I occasionally find myself talking to colleagues about scientific impact. This discussion often centers on the prestigiousness of journals and their Impact Factors (for a very good discussion on this subject see this blog post). The … Continue reading

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