The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.
October 4, 2001|
Yersinia pestis is a Gram-positive bacterium that has wreaked havoc for centuries by causing plague pandemics such as the Black Death. Threats that Y. pestis could be used as a biological warfare agent suggest that it will continue to provide a healthcare challenge in the future. In the October 4 Nature, Parkhill et al. from The Sanger Centre report the complete genome sequence of the Y. pestis strain CO92 (Nature 2001, 413:523-527).The killer genome consists of a 4.65 megabase chromosome and th