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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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.
Bacillus anthracis infection in humans has typically been classified as cutaneous, gastrointestinal, or inhalational on the basis of the bacterium's route of entry (1).
anthracis by binding to protective antigen (PA), the dominant antigen in anthrax infection, or lethal factor (LF)-proteins that work in combination to produce deadly anthrax toxins.
anthracis infects a human or animal, both toxins seek out and bind to receptors on the surfaces of human and animal cells.
On September 18, 2001, letters containing spores of the Ames strain of Bacillus anthracis were mailed to the offices of news media.
coli, Salmonella, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax, as well as sensors that can detect various viruses, including the influenza virus.
Their topics include the outer structure of the Bacillus anthracis spore, the genome, iron acquisition by the bacteria, anthrax toxins, interactions with macrophages, dissemination through hosts, vaccines, and anthrax as a weapon of war and terrorism.
The technology can also be used to remove Bacillus anthracis spores from egg whites.
Bacillus anthracis showed the highest sensitivity to all the extracts with the highest zone of inhibition (33mm).
This easy-to-use, automated, and highly accurate real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) instrument could detect as few as 30 Bacillus anthracis spores in a U.
Recently our laboratories have designed and tested assays for chromosomal genes (Bacillus anthracis gyrA GenBank accession no.