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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Investigations into the possibility of intervector transmission of Pasteurella pestis.
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After 7 days in a makeshift laboratory, he isolated the plague bacterium, which he called Pasteurella pestis.

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