Modern Advances against Plague.

  title={Modern Advances against Plague.},
  author={Petra C. F. Oyston and Ethel D. Williamson},
  journal={Advances in applied microbiology},
Plague has been a scourge of humanity, responsible for the deaths of millions. The etiological agent, Yersinia pestis, has evolved relatively recently from an enteropathogen, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. The evolution of the plague pathogen has involved a complex series of genetic acquisitions, deletions, and rearrangements in its transition from an enteric niche to becoming a systemic, flea-vectored pathogen. With the advent of modern molecular biology techniques, we are starting to understand… CONTINUE READING

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