Bacteria and Diseases


incertae sedis: Bacteria

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Loriella osteophila Borz√¨, 1892   (rediscovered) Papua New Guinea Rediscovered Access
Pasteuria ramosa Metchnikoff, 1888   (rediscovered) Europe Redicovered Access
Westiellopsis interrupta Kanthamma in Jeeji-Bai, 1972   (rediscovered) India Rediscovered Access



incertae sedis: Diseases (Pathogens)

Disease Name Pathogen First/Last Known Case Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Black Death1 Yersinia pestis strain Before 1346 to 1353? Northern Hemisphere Dormant? Access
Rinderpest Rinderpest virus <3,000 BC to 2001 Global Still kept in laboratories Access
Small pox Variola virus (two variants: Variola major and Variola minor) c. 1500 BC to 1978 ? Still kept in laboratories Access



1 Bos, Kirsten I. et al. (2011). A draft genome of Yersinia pestis from victims of the Black Death. Nature 478(7370): 506-510.