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The 5300-year-old Helicobacter pylori genome of the Iceman
The stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori is one of the most prevalent human pathogens. It has dispersed globally with its human host resulting in a distinct phylogeographic pattern that can be used to reconstruct both ...
Tuberculosis in early medieval Switzerland: osteological and molecular evidence from Courroux
Lesions consistent with skeletal tuberculosis were found in 13 individuals from an early medieval skeletal sample from Courroux (Switzerland). One case of Pott's disease as well as lytic lesions in vertebrae and joints, ...
A whole mitochondria analysis of the Tyrolean Iceman's leather provides insights into the animal sources of Copper Age clothing
The attire of the Tyrolean Iceman, a 5,300-year-old natural mummy from the ötzal Italian Alps, provides a surviving example of ancient manufacturing technologies. Research into his garments has however, been limited by ...
Whole mitochondrial DNA sequencing in Alpine populations and the genetic history of the Neolithic Tyrolean Iceman
The Tyrolean Iceman is an extraordinarily well-preserved natural mummy that lived south of the Alpine ridge ∼5,200 years before present (ybp), during the Copper Age. Despite studies that have investigated his genetic ...