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View Resource The Genome Behind the Black Death

The genome of Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes the plague or "Black Death," has been sequenced by a team of scientists at the UK-based Sanger Centre with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Completion of the Yersinia pestis sequencing will hopefully allow researchers to develop more drugs to combat the disease that is still prevalent in some parts of the world and can cause death after just...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/1005
View Resource Anthrax: pre-publication and special issue

This special topics Webpage from Nature contains two pre-publication research papers and a collection of articles, news stories, and commentary from Nature's archive. The two pre-pubs, Bradley et al.'s "Identification of the cellular receptor for anthrax toxin" and "Crystal structure of the anthrax lethal factor" by Pannifer et al., should be useful to researchers and scientists working on...

http://www.nature.com/collections/dcdlbbmzrq?error=cookies_n...
View Resource Citrus Canker: The Pathogen and Its Impact

This Web site, currently featured on the home page of the American Phytopathological Society, contains a research report regarding the Asiatic citrus canker that has had devastating effects on Florida's citrus industry. The report, in a journal article format, thoroughly relates the natural history and current status of the disease, as well as detailing the methods and results of the (primarily...

http://www.apsnet.org/publications/apsnetfeatures/Pages/citr...
View Resource Superbug Strikes Again

A recent news articles from the journal Nature. describes problems in treating a particularly stubborn strain of Staphylococcus aureus, just one of the many resistant bacterial strains that have resulted from widespread overuse of antibiotics. The Web site provides numerous links to related stories and resources.

http://www.nature.com/news/2002/021011/full/news021007-12.ht...
View Resource The Museum of Bacteria

The Museum of Bacteria serves as a clearinghouse of Web links on bacteria and bacteriology and also provides "crystal-clear information about many aspects of bacteria." The Museum of Bacteria is provided by the Foundation of Bacteria, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the field of bacteriology. Links are selected for a general audience, although one section is geared toward...

http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/
View Resource Bacterial Identification Virtual Lab

Created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab provides interested parties with a great way to learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences. Visitors can enter the lab and get started by preparing samples from a patient, copying the desired pieces of the DNA, and then sequencing and...

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https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/bacterial-identification...