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Complete genome sequence of Yersinia pestis strains Antiqua and Nepal 516: evidence of gene reduction in an emerging pathogen.
New method for plague surveillance using polymerase chain reaction to detect Yersinia pestis in fleas.
pestis will play an important role in revealing the character of other kinds of infectious diseases, says historian Samuel Cohn of the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
When agents such as B anthracis, Y pestis, Francisella tularensis, and Brucella spp could not be ruled out, labs were trained in how to write chains of custody and refer the specimens to their closest Level B or Level C labs.
Photo shown: PNNL scientists are studying the proteins in Yersinia pestis, the pathogen commonly known as the plague, using a special approach to mass spectrometry.
pestis sequences were obtained from GenBank and compared by using the nucleotide-nucleotide basic local sequence alignment tool (BLAST) (blastn) program (www.
pestis capsular antigen designated fraction 1 (F1), which forms during growth at temperatures above 33[degrees]C (3,4).
Circumstantial evidence also suggests that some bacteria--including Yersinia pestis, the microbe that causes plague--might have found refuge in the mummies, she adds.
Procedures are available for those agents thought to be those most likely to be involved in an event, such as the smallpox and other viruses, Bacillus anthracis, Francisella tularensis and Yersinia pestis.
The etiologic agent, Yersinia pestis, primarily affects rodents and is usually transmitted to humans through infective flea bites.
Patent Office has allowed patent application 12/668,258 entitled "Yersinia Pestis Antigens, Vaccine Compositions and Related Methods.