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Yersinia pestis genome sequencing identifies patterns of global phylogenetic diversity
Plague is a pandemic human invasive disease caused by the bacterial agent Yersinia pestis. We here report a comparison of 17 whole genomes of Y. pestis isolates from global sources. We also screenedExpand
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Molecular Epidemiology, Evolution, and Ecology of Francisella
Abstract:  Tularemia is a disease caused by several subspecies of Francisella tularensis, although the severity of the disease varies greatly from subspecies to subspecies. Currently, there are fourExpand
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Global Genetic Population Structure of Bacillus anthracis
Anthrax, caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is a disease of historical and current importance that is found throughout the world. The basis of its historical transmission is anecdotal andExpand
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Microevolution and history of the plague bacillus, Yersinia pestis.
The association of historical plague pandemics with Yersinia pestis remains controversial, partly because the evolutionary history of this largely monomorphic bacterium was unknown. TheExpand
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Anthrax molecular epidemiology and forensics: using the appropriate marker for different evolutionary scales.
Precise identification of Bacillus anthracis isolates has aided forensic and epidemiological analyses of natural anthrax cases, bioterrorism acts and industrial scale accidents by state-sponsoredExpand
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Yersinia pestis and the plague of Justinian 541-543 AD: a genomic analysis.
BACKGROUND Yersinia pestis has caused at least three human plague pandemics. The second (Black Death, 14-17th centuries) and third (19-20th centuries) have been genetically characterised, but thereExpand
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Bacillus anthracis in China and its relationship to worldwide lineages
BackgroundThe global pattern of distribution of 1033 B. anthracis isolates has previously been defined by a set of 12 conserved canonical single nucleotide polymorphisms (canSNP). These studiesExpand
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Pre-Columbian Origins for North American Anthrax
Disease introduction into the New World during colonial expansion is well documented and had a major impact on indigenous populations; however, few diseases have been associated with early humanExpand
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Differential plague-transmission dynamics determine Yersinia pestis population genetic structure on local, regional, and global scales.
Plague, the disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, has greatly impacted human civilization. Y. pestis is a successful global pathogen, with active foci on all continents except AustraliaExpand
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Genomic Deletion Marking an Emerging Subclone of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica in France and the Iberian Peninsula
ABSTRACT Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica is widely disseminated in North America and the boreal and temperate regions of the Eurasian continent. Comparative genomic analyses identified aExpand
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