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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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.S.
Recently our laboratories have designed and tested assays for chromosomal genes (Bacillus anthracis gyrA GenBank accession no.
When Bacillus anthracis infects a mammal, it secretes three proteins that together prove lethal.
Spores, Plagues, and History: The Story of Anthrax provides a well-researched, historical perspective on the origin and use not only of anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) but other biological pathogens that have afflicted humans and animals over the centuries, both as an act of nature and as a deliberate act of man.
Anthrax is caused by the organism Bacillus anthracis.
Commercially available hand-held immunoassays (HHAs) for the detection of Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis (the causative agents of anthrax and plague, respectively) were compared for sensitivity, specificity, repeatability, robustness, and stability.
In her presentation, Livermore biomedical scientist Lyndsay Radnedge discussed how the researchers have found 20 DNA regions or "signatures" unique to Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax.
NIST traceable dosimetry was used in phantom tests and spore-kill tests to provide quality assurance of the correct dose as required by the bacillus anthracis radiation-kill curves generated by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI).
The site features products for sampling, testing and presumptive identification of Bacillus anthracis (the organism that causes anthrax).