The incredible journey of mankind: Helicobacter pylori as the narrator

Desikan, P.
July 2010
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul2010, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p193
Academic Journal
Over the past decade, sequence differences between microbes from various geographical areas have been studied with the intent to interpret population movements of their hosts. An organism that is a reliable storehouse of such data, by virtue of its long association with its human host, is Helicobacter pylori. Functional and comparative analyses of its genome provide fascinating insights into human behaviour in the ancient past.


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