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Ancient DNA: Pathogens caught in the Minoan labyrinth


Schuenemann, Verena J (2022). Ancient DNA: Pathogens caught in the Minoan labyrinth. Current Biology, 32(16):R886-R889.

Abstract

Ancient DNA methodologies enable research on past prevalence and evolutionary history of pathogens. A new study found plague and typhoid fever-causing bacteria in Minoan Crete, showcasing both the potential and the limitations of the growing field of ancient pathogen genomics.

Abstract

Ancient DNA methodologies enable research on past prevalence and evolutionary history of pathogens. A new study found plague and typhoid fever-causing bacteria in Minoan Crete, showcasing both the potential and the limitations of the growing field of ancient pathogen genomics.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Evolutionary Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > General Neuroscience
Life Sciences > General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Life Sciences > General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Language:English
Date:1 August 2022
Deposited On:09 Jan 2023 08:01
Last Modified:30 Jan 2024 02:37
Publisher:Cell Press (Elsevier)
ISSN:0960-9822
Additional Information:Comment
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.07.032
PubMed ID:3599859
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