Ancient <em>Salmonella</em> (IMAGE) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Caption Researchers have long suspected a connection between the emergence of agriculture and cattle farming and the development of pathogens that jump from animals to humans. The analysis of the genetic material of millennia-old Salmonella has for the first time proven this thesis. Credit Annette Günzel Usage Restrictions Use of images is limited to editorial coverage of scientific topics relating to the activities of the Max Planck Society. Any kind of commercial use (including, in particular, the exploitation of images by means of sale or incorporation in image databases or image catalogues) as well as any promotional use/use for merchandise purposes, disclosure to third parties or granting of related rights to third parties is expressly not permitted. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.