Salmonella enterica genomes from victims of a major sixteenth-century epidemic in Mexico

  title={Salmonella enterica genomes from victims of a major sixteenth-century epidemic in Mexico},
  author={{\AA}shild J. V{\aa}gene and A. Herbig and M. G. Campana and Nelly M Robles Garc{\'i}a and Christina Warinner and Susanna Sabin and Maria A. Spyrou and Aida Andrades Valtue{\~n}a and D. Huson and N. Tuross and K. Bos and J. Krause},
  journal={Nature Ecology & Evolution},
  • Åshild J. Vågene, A. Herbig, +9 authors J. Krause
  • Published 2017
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution
  • Indigenous populations of the Americas experienced high mortality rates during the early contact period as a result of infectious diseases, many of which were introduced by Europeans. Most of the pathogenic agents that caused these outbreaks remain unknown. Through the introduction of a new metagenomic analysis tool called MALT, applied here to search for traces of ancient pathogen DNA, we were able to identify Salmonella enterica in individuals buried in an early contact era epidemic cemetery… CONTINUE READING
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