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Commercially available hand-held immunoassays (HHAs) for the detection of Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis (the causative agents of anthrax and plague, respectively) were compared for sensitivity, specificity, repeatability, robustness, and stability.
8 above) that pestis is often confused with pristis/pistris and piscis.
pestis was lethal with all untreated mice succumbing to a systemic infection by day 3 post-exposure.
As for the next steps, researchers want to see how 6 if at all 6 the Yersinia pestis DNA can be linked to another strain of the bacteria recovered from a 14th century plague pit previously discovered in a different area of London.
pestis "survived in Eurasia for a lot longer than previously expected," says evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
pestis also caused the second pandemic of the 14th-17th centuries including the Black Death, the infamous epidemic that ravaged Europe from 1346-1351.
pestis to survive for extended periods without destroying its own food source.
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have begun studying Yersinia pestis, commonly known as the plague, and its complement of proteins in an effort to develop ways of treating and protecting against bioterrorism agents.
have begun studying a pathogen called Yersinia pestis, commonly known as the plague, and its complement of proteins in an attempt to find ways to treat and protect against bio- terror agents.
Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis can kill within a matter of days if not treated with antibiotics.
bacteria Yersinia Plague can also be pestis, commonly spread by airborne found in rodents.
pestis (plague), making the bacteria susceptible to existing fluoroquinolones and potentially to other classes of antibacterial drugs.