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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 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, including syp...

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Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Department of Population Biology,Ecology,and Evolution
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Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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School of Medicine
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NCHHSTP, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Laboratory Reference and Research Branch,Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention
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NCHHSTP, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Laboratory Reference and Research Branch,Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention
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"University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada", "Lakeridge Health Centre, Ontario, Canada"
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Department of Medicine,Division of Infectious Diseases
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PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
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2
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1
Article number:
e148
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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1935-2735
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English
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ora:1859
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2008-04-22

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