yersinia pestis :
- n a bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon
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- A quick test for the Black Death
Diagnosing the presence of Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague, may soon be easier than ever before. Scientists have come up with a simple, inexpensive and reliable method of detecting the bacterium. The research team, specialising in glycochemistry and glycobiology, first identified and synthesised an oligosaccharide structure on bacterial surface before combining it with a protein to heighten ...
July 25, 2013 - Science Daily