Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 15th, 2006
According to a recently published study from the United States, "Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of bubonic and pneumonic plagues, has undergone detailed study at the molecular level.
"To further investigate the genomic diversity among this group and to help characterize lineages of the plague organism that have no sequenced members, we present here the genomes of two isolates of the 'classical' antiqua biovar, strains Antiqua and Nepal516."
"The genomes of Antiqua and Nepal516 are 4.7 Mb and 4.5 Mb and encode 4,138 and 3,956 open...
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