Product Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Biggins, D.E. and M.Y. Kosoy
Biggins, D.E. and M.Y. Kosoy. 2001. Influences of introduced plague on North American mammals: Implications from ecology of plague in Asia. Journal of Mammalogy 82(4): 906-916.
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Intercontinental movements of invasive species continue to modify the world's ecosystems. The plague bacterium (Yersinia pestis) has colonized and altered animal communities worldwide but has received much more attention as a human pathogen. We reviewed studies on the ecology of Y. pestis in ancient foci of central Asia and in western North America, where the bacterium apparently has become established much more recently...
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