Eliminating Plague Reservoirs using Custom Phages
650 years ago The Plague wiped out one third of the global population in just 5 short years. This period is known as the Black Death, as if it was the result of the grim reaper himself.But it wasn’t supernatural punishment; it was the work of the tiny Yersinia pestis. A Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, rod-shaped coccobacillus. This just means it’s a bacteria that is kinda circular/kinda rod shaped, can survive without oxygen if need be, and has an extra membrane.