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Pre-Columbian mycobacterial genomes reveal seals as a source of New World human tuberculosis
Bos, K.I.; Harkins, K.M.; Herbig, A.; Coscolla, M.; Weber, N.; Comas, I.; Forrest, S.A.; Bryant, J.M.; Harris, S.R.; Schuenemann, V.J. (2014). Pre-Columbian mycobacterial genomes reveal seals as a source of New World human tuberculosis. Nature (Lond.) 514(7523): 494–497. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/nature13591
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Bos, K.I.
  • Harkins, K.M.
  • Herbig, A.
  • Coscolla, M.
  • Weber, N.
  • Comas, I.
  • Forrest, S.A.
  • Bryant, J.M.
  • Harris, S.R.
  • Schuenemann, V.J.

Abstract
    Three 1,000-year-old mycobacterial genomes from Peruvian human skeletons reveal that a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex derived from seals caused human disease before contact in the Americas.

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