anthrax bacillus


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Noun1.anthrax bacillus - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs)anthrax bacillus - 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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The controversy can be a good occasion for the government to warn the people against any anthrax bacillus attack anew and let them learn how to cope with it.
It can grow after having been in contact with diseased animals and animal products.1 The anthrax bacillus takes effect in the tissue with two significant enzymes: The lethal factor (endopeptidase) causing cell damage and adenylate cyclase responsible for oedema.23 There are 3 forms of anthrax identified as cutaneous gastro-intestinal and inhalation.
Koch's first major contribution, in 1876, was identification of the anthrax bacillus. Working as a provincial physician in the little town of Wollstein, far from other researchers, Koch used homemade equipment that he had invented to describe the entire life history of anthrax.