Tuberculosis May Have Migrated From Humans To Cattle, Not The Reverse

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 21:28 in Biology & Nature

Among those trying to decipher the origins and trajectory of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for TB, are three Arizona State University researchers who are trying to establish a credible evolutionary timeline for TB. Their research suggests that the disease migrated from humans to cattle -- not the reverse, as has long been assumed.

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