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Historical Y. pestis Genomes Reveal the European Black Death as the Source of Ancient and Modern Plague Pandemics

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Historical Y. pestis Genomes Reveal the European Black Death as the Source of Ancient and Modern Plague Pandemics
Spyrou et al. have sequenced historical Yersinia pestis genomes from victims of the Black Death and subsequent outbreaks in Europe. Their data suggest a connection between the Black Death and the modern-day plague pandemic as well as the persistence of plague in Europe between the 14th and 18th centuries.
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