Evolution of plague virulence

@article{Lenski1988EvolutionOP,
  title={Evolution of plague virulence},
  author={Richard E. Lenski},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1988},
  volume={334},
  pages={473-474}
}
  • R. Lenski
  • Published 1 August 1988
  • Biology
  • Nature
consistent with its much greater virulence relative to Y. pseudotuberculosis and with its inability to grow invasively in mammalian cell cultures. Wolf-Watz and colleagues have shown previously that virulence plasm ids pYV019 and pIB 1, carried by Y. pestis and by Y. pseudotuberculosis, respectively, have a high degree of homology.. Both carry the yopA gene, although only Y. pseudotuberculosis expresses the corresponding Yopl protein'. In the work reported in this issue, Rosqvist et al. have… 

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