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Yersinia pestis DNA from Skeletal Remains from the 6th Century AD Reveals Insights into Justinianic Plague

  • Michaela Harbeck mail,

    M.Harbeck@lrz.uni-muenchen.de (MH); holger1scholz@bundeswehr.org (HCS); bramanti@uni-mainz.de (BB)

    Affiliation: State Collection for Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy, Munich, Germany

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  • Lisa Seifert,

    Affiliation: Department Biology I, Anthropology and Human Genetics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Martinsried, Germany

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  • Stephanie Hänsch,

    Affiliations: Institute for Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • David M. Wagner,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Dawn Birdsell,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Katy L. Parise,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Ingrid Wiechmann,

    Affiliation: Institute of Palaeoanatomy, Domestication Research and the History of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Gisela Grupe,

    Affiliations: State Collection for Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy, Munich, Germany, Department Biology I, Anthropology and Human Genetics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Martinsried, Germany

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  • Astrid Thomas,

    Affiliation: Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany

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  • Paul Keim,

    Affiliation: Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Lothar Zöller,

    Affiliation: Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany

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  • Barbara Bramanti mail,

    M.Harbeck@lrz.uni-muenchen.de (MH); holger1scholz@bundeswehr.org (HCS); bramanti@uni-mainz.de (BB)

    Affiliations: Institute for Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Julia M. Riehm,

    Affiliation: Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany

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  • Holger C. Scholz mail

    M.Harbeck@lrz.uni-muenchen.de (MH); holger1scholz@bundeswehr.org (HCS); bramanti@uni-mainz.de (BB)

    Affiliation: Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany

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  • Published: May 02, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003349

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