Yersinia pestis

NOUN
  1. a bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon
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  • Yersinia pestis in the 109 samples from the cemetery in East Smithfield, his lab employed a sort of sensitive fishing technique, using tiny segments of DNA that matched up with segments from a ring of DNA, called a plasmid, found in the bacterium. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • Despite this advance, one should still Yersinia pestis like , well, the plague.
  • The plague bacillus used to be called Pasteurella pestis instead of Yersinia pestis because Yersin isolated it while working at Pasteur’s institute. The Mosasaur and the missing link - The Panda's Thumb
  • Examples include the protozoan Leishmania in sandflies, the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis transmitted by the tropical rat flea Xenopsylla cheopis, and trypanosomes in tse-tse flies.
  • Jackson and Plano (2000) report that the Yersinia pestis FliH homolog YscL (corresponding to SctL/HrpE in Figure 4a) has low but significant sequence similarity with the e subunit of the archaeal ATPase of Methanococcus jannaschii and the e subunit of the vacuolar ATPase of Desulfurococcus spp.; these subunits are the homologs of the b subunit of the F1F0-ATP synthetase. Congratulations are in Order
  • Despite this advance, one should still avoid Yersinia pestis like, well, the plague.
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