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On the origin of the treponematoses: a phylogenetic approach.

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BACKGROUND: Since the first recorded epidemic of syphilis in 1495, controversy has surrounded the origins of the bacterium Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum and its relationship to the pathogens responsible for the other treponemal diseases: yaws, endemic syphilis, and pinta. Some researchers have argued that the syphilis-causing bacterium, or its progenitor, was brought from the New World to Europe by Christopher Columbus and his men, while others maintain that the treponematoses, includin...

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Harper, KN More by this author
Ocampo, PS More by this author
Steiner, BM More by this author
George, RW More by this author
Silverman, MS More by this author
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Journal:
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
e148
Publication date:
2008
DOI:
EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
URN:
uuid:4fe8b9d2-25f6-4eb3-8cd2-21a62e9c4372
Source identifiers:
19634
Local pid:
pubs:19634

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