Yersinia pestis

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Noun1.Yersinia pestis - a bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon
B, bacillus - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
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Yersin named it Pasteurella pestis after the Pasteur Institute, but in 1967 it was moved to a new genus and renamed Yersinia pestis in honor of Yersin.
The isolation and characterization of the soluble antigen of Pasteurella pestis," J Immunol.
Investigations into the possibility of intervector transmission of Pasteurella pestis.

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