When did Helicobacter first colonise humans?

Clues to the answer exist in H. pylori DNA, and its relationships with other gastrointestinal bacteria.

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When did humans first acquire Helicobacter?

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      Flahou B. et al. (2014) Diversity of zoonotic enterohepatic Helicobacter species and detection of a putative novel gastric Helicobacter species in wild and wild-born captive chimpanzees and western lowland gorillas. Vet Microbiol. 2014 Nov 7;174(1-2):186-94. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.08.032. Epub 2014 Sep 10.



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