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Pestoides F, an Atypical Yersinia pestis Strain from the Former Soviet Union

  • Emilio Garcia
  • Patrick Chain
  • Patricia Worsham
  • Scott W. Bearden
  • Stephanie Malfatti
  • Dorothy Lang
  • Frank Larimer
  • Luther Lindler
Part of the Advances In Experimental Medicine And Biology book series (AEMB, volume 603)

Unlike the classical Yersinia pestis strains, members of an atypical group of Y. pestis from Central Asia, denominated Y. pestis subspecies caucasica (also known as one of several pestoides types), are distinguished by a number of characteristics including their ability to ferment rhamnose and melibiose, their lack of the small plasmid encoding the plasminogen activator (pla) and pesticin, and their exceptionally large variants of the virulence plasmid pMT (encoding murine toxin and capsular antigen).

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Former Soviet Union Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Yersinia Pestis Walter Reed Army Institute Capsular Antigen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilio Garcia
    • 1
  • Patrick Chain
    • 1
  • Patricia Worsham
    • 2
  • Scott W. Bearden
    • 3
  • Stephanie Malfatti
    • 1
  • Dorothy Lang
    • 1
  • Frank Larimer
    • 4
  • Luther Lindler
    • 5
  1. 1.Biosciences and Biotechnology Division, Chemistry Materials and Life Sciences DirectorateLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Bacteriology DivisionUnited States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious DiseasesFort DetrickUSA
  3. 3.Bacterial Zoonoses BranchCenters for Disease Control and PreventionFort CollinsUSA
  4. 4.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  5. 5.Department of Bacterial DiseasesWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchSilver SpringUSA

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