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The World's Oldest Bubonic Plague Bacteria Have Been Sequenced

News   Jun 11, 2018 | Original Press Release from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

 
The World's Oldest Bubonic Plague Bacteria Have Been Sequenced

Double burial of the two plague victims in the Samara region, Russia. © V.V. Kondrashin and V.A. Tsybin; Spyrou et al. 2018. Analysis of 3,800-year-old Yersinia pestis genomes suggests Bronze Age origin for bubonic plague. Nature Communications

 
 
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