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  • In ancient and medieval times, people thought the plague was caused by rats, but the true cause wasn't discovered until 1894, when Alexandre Yersin of France and Kitasato Shibasaburo of Japan finally traced it to a bacterium now called Yersinia pestis, which is transmitted by fleas, which in turn are carried around by rats.

    Forbes.com: News

  • A bacterium called Yersinia pestis is the only cause of plague, but it can cause different types of illness.

    Canadian Online Health News

  • PARIS - Anthropologists said on Friday they had confirmed long-running suspicions that a germ called Yersinia pestis caused the plague that wiped out an estimated third of Europe's population in the Middle Ages.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • The plague is caused by a bacteria called Yersinia pestis.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • Another plague that really made the “dark” Middle Ages dark was the Black Death, or bubonic plague, which is caused by the bacterium Yersinia Pasteurella pestis.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • In addition to mosquitoes, today I might add Plasmodium falciparum, Vibrio cholerae, and Yersinia pestis to the list (the life forms responsible for malaria, cholera, and the Black Death respectively).

    The Unseen And Unknowable Has No Place In Science

  • Yersinia Pestis apparently arrived in Britain on a Genoese ship.

    Happy Plague Day « Skid Roche

  • We have recently found the pathogen Yersinia enterocolitica that there are duplications of genes and knock out mutants of Flagellenoperons individual genes do not always function.

    Flagellum evolution -- how's your German? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Fuchs 2007 Presence of a functional flagellar cluster Flag-2 and low-temperature expression of flagellar genes in Yersinia enterocolitica W22703.

    Flagellum evolution -- how's your German? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestisi.

    Zoonotic diseases

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