Bacillus anthracis

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Bacillus anthracis

[bə¦sil·əs ‚an′thrak·əs]
(microbiology)
A gram-positive, rod-shaped, endospore-forming bacterium that is the causative agent of anthrax; its spores can remain viable for many years in soil, water, and animal hides and products.
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anthracis are based on plasmid sequences, which can be genetically unstable, occasionally yielding false positives or false negatives.
But the development of antimicrobial resistance against these drugs by Bacillus anthracis could limit their usefulness in the event of any future bioterrorism attacks, said Dr.
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Bacillus anthracis, the cause of anthrax poisoning, is currently a great concern because of its employment as a terror weapon.
Whether the bacteria is called streptococcus pneumoniae or bacillus anthracis, there is no physical loss or damage from a business income perspective," Hartwig said.