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Tracking Ancient Plagues

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Spyrou,  Maria A.
Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society;

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Bos,  Kirsten I.
CoDisEASe, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society;
Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society;

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Spyrou, M. A., & Bos, K. I. (2017). Tracking Ancient Plagues. Natural History, 125(9), 18-20.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0004-620C-1
Abstract
The article focuses on the history associated with plagues outbreak in the Yunnan province of China and results from infection by the bacterium Yersinia pestis named after Alexandre Yersin. It mentions technological advancements in the past decade have vastly increased the amount of information that can be acquired from genetic analyses of ancient remains. It also mentions DNA can be extracted from ancient teeth, and when combined with hybridization capture and next generation sequencing.