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.