Tuberculosis origin: The Neolithic scenario.

@article{Hershkovitz2015TuberculosisOT,
  title={Tuberculosis origin: The Neolithic scenario.},
  author={Israel Hershkovitz and Helen D Donoghue and David E. Minnikin and Hila May and Oona Y-C Lee and Michal Feldman and Ehud Galili and Mark Spigelman and Bruce M. Rothschild and Gila Kahila Bar-Gal},
  journal={Tuberculosis},
  year={2015},
  volume={95 Suppl 1},
  pages={S122-6}
}
This paper follows the dramatic changes in scientific research during the last 20 years regarding the relationship between the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and its hosts - bovids and/or humans. Once the M. tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis genomes were sequenced, it became obvious that the old story of M. bovis evolving into the human pathogen should be reversed, as M. tuberculosis is more ancestral than M. bovis. Nevertheless, the timescale and geographical origin remained an enigma… CONTINUE READING
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