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2014-06-13 - Lilies War

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Ancient barley virus carried by Crusaders

SCA Today - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:45

A team of British scientists from the University of Warwick has been able to sequence the genome of ancient RNA thanks to the study of ancient barley from Egypt. The fossilized grain contained the Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus, believed to be a modern disease, which may have been transported to Egypt by Crusaders in the Seventh Crusade.

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