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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

Letter

Yersinia pestis DNA Sequences in Late Medieval Skeletal Finds, Bavaria

Ingrid WiechmannComments to Author , Michaela Harbeck, and Gisela Grupe
Author affiliations: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany (I. Wiechmann, G. Grupe); Bavarian State Collection of Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy, Munich (M. Harbeck, G. Grupe)

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Amplification results obtained from the skeletal remains of 6 persons excavated at the St. Leonhard Catholic church, Manching-Pichl, Bavaria, Germany*

Identification no. Sex, age at death, y/sex Tooth
sample DNA
extract† YP12D/
YP11R‡ YP11D/
YP10R YP14F/
YP13R pst-F/
pst-R PCP-F/
PCP-R
17-I ≈11/M 1st I + NT NT
1st II NT NT NT


2nd
I




NT
NT
22
20–22/F
2nd
I



NT
NT
NT
34-I
Young adult/M
1st
I
+
+
NT
NT
+
+
73-I 20–25/M 1st I (+) (+) NT NT NT NT
1st II NT NT


2nd
I




NT
NT
S1-I
≈8/M
1st
I
+
+
NT
NT
+
+
S4-XX ≈15/F 1st I + + NT NT +
1st II + + + + + +
2nd I + + + + + +

*Extraction controls and PCR controls had no amplicons. +, amplicon; (+), weak amplicon; –, no amplicon; NT, not tested.
†I and II represent separate extracts from the same tooth.
‡Independent PCRs with the primer pair.

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