Bacteria speciation, ancient bacteria, and drug-resistant infection deaths. Plus: prion denaturing and phage efficacy.
Microbial Minutes 12.11.18
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Rascovan N et al. Emergence and Spread of Basal Lineages of Yersinia pestis during the Neolithic Decline. Cell. November 2018. https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2818%2931464-8
Zhu G et al. Resuscitation of Anammox Bacteria after -10,000 Years of Dormancy. ISME Journal. November 30 2018. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41396-018-0316-5
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