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Reconstructing the 6th century plague from a victim

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Scientists based in Germany, including Michal Feldman, Johannes Krause, Michaela Harbeck and colleagues have confirmed the bacterial culprit of the plague from sixth century skeletons found in Altenerding, an ancient southern German burial site near Munich. The Altenerding genome dates back to the very beginning of the plague.
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