was sent to Osan Air Base from the Dugway Proving Ground shipment for research, and 22 DoD personnel were exposed to the sample.
Many species of animals can be infected with Bacillus anthracis
either natural or experimentally.
Clinical importance of Bacillus anthracis
cannot be denied, not only due to the fact that Anthrax, the disease it produces, may affect all the mammals, including human beings; but also due to the incidence related to deliberate intent of dissemination of the disease agent (Mebane et al.
spores due to the strict control and use of MeBr.
in ultra-low resource environments: BaDx (Bacillus anthracis
toxin and capsule genes as reported elsewhere [17-20].
Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis for B anthracis
and B thuringiensis Genes
(the bacterium that causes anthrax) and the lei gene of Salmonella
showed high ability to reduce As(V) into As(III) 78%, 70%, and 84%, respectively.
differs from its near neighbor Bacillus cereus by an SNP in the gyrA gene (GenBank accession nos.
The researchers used Bacillus atrophaeus, a close cousin of the anthrax-causing organism, Bacillus anthracis
, that is commonly found in the environment.
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.