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Research Article

Yersinia pestis: New Evidence for an Old Infection

  • Kirsten I. Bos mail,

    kirsten.bos@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de (KB); johannes.krause@uni-tuebingen.de (JK)

    Affiliations: Institute for Archeological Sciences, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, Laboratoire de Paléoanthropologie, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

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  • Philip Stevens,

    Affiliation: Center for Bioinformatics, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Kay Nieselt,

    Affiliation: Center for Bioinformatics, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Hendrik N. Poinar,

    Affiliations: McMaster Ancient DNA Centre, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Michael DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Sharon N. DeWitte,

    Affiliation: University of South Carolina, Departments of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Johannes Krause mail

    kirsten.bos@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de (KB); johannes.krause@uni-tuebingen.de (JK)

    Affiliation: Institute for Archeological Sciences, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Published: November 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049803

About the Authors

Kirsten I. Bos, Johannes Krause
Institute for Archeological Sciences, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Kirsten I. Bos
Laboratoire de Paléoanthropologie, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Philip Stevens, Kay Nieselt
Center for Bioinformatics, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Hendrik N. Poinar
McMaster Ancient DNA Centre, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Hendrik N. Poinar
Michael DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sharon N. DeWitte
University of South Carolina, Departments of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KIB JK KN HNP. Performed the experiments: PS JK KN. Analyzed the data: KIB KN JK. Wrote the paper: KIB JK. Provided constructive comments on the manuscript: SND HNP.