Bacillus anthracis

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Noun1.Bacillus anthracis - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs)Bacillus anthracis - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
B, bacillus - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
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In the United States, Bacillus anthracis is a select agent and is subject to select agent requirements under the U.
Anthrax is a disease of herbivorous animals caused by Bacillus anthracis and humans incidentally acquire the disease by handling infected dead animals and their products.
anthracis in the Serengeti region of Tanzania and to use these data to develop molecular diagnostic and genotyping tools that can be implemented locally to facilitate surveillance.
The current study was designed for molecular characterization of the microorganism used for vaccine production (Bacillus anthracis Sterne strain) and its phylogenetic relationship with related strains and Bacillus species.
Following the Amerithrax attacks in 2001, a variety of federal, postal, and privately owned buildings in Washington, DC; New York; New Jersey; and Florida were contaminated with resilient Bacillus anthracis spores (B.
Inhalational anthrax is caused by breathing in Bacillus anthracis spores, which can occur after exposure to infected animals or contaminated animal products, or as a result of an intentional release of spores.
The organism that causes anthrax infection, Bacillus anthracis (B.
A large, gram-positive, rod (bacillus), Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax (Greek for "coal"), named for the black lesions of cutaneous anthrax.
anthracis megaplasmids (pXO1 and pXO2) and currently it is reported that B.
anthracis infects a human or animal, both toxins seek out and bind to receptors on the surfaces of human and animal cells.
The FDA considers Bacillus anthracis to be a category A bioterrorism agent, posing the greatest possible threat to humans.
On September 18, 2001, letters containing spores of the Ames strain of Bacillus anthracis were mailed to the offices of news media.