British Research Institutes Sequence Black Death Bacterium | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 - Researchers at the Sanger Center and other leading British institutions said Thursday that they have completed the sequencing of  Yersinia pestis , the bacterium that causes the deadly bubonic plague, also known as "black death."

The Wellcome Trust funded the three-year, 330,000 pound ($487,476) research effort.

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