Nature Reviews Genetics
Volume 20 Issue 6, June 2019
Review Article | 05 April 2019
Ancient pathogen genomics as an emerging tool for infectious disease research
This article reviews recent advances in ancient pathogen genomics, from methodological improvements in retrieving whole genomes to evolutionary analyses of ancient pathogens that remain relevant to public health. Focusing on the evolutionary history of the plague pathogen Yersinia pestis, the authors present unique insights afforded by the study of ancient pathogen genomes.
Maria A. Spyrou, Kirsten I. Bos[…] & Johannes Krause