Bacillus anthracis

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Ba·cil·lus an·thra·cis

a bacterial species that causes anthrax in humans, cattle, swine, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice; contains virulence plasmids associated with capsule and toxin production.
See: anthrax.
A gram-positive organism which causes often fatal infections when its endospores—resistant to heat, drying, UV light, gamma radiation, and many disinfectants—enter the body and cause septicemia
Military medicine B anthracis has been touted as a viable biological weapon; it was used only once, by the Japanese army in Manchuria in the 1940s

Bacillus anthracis

Infectious disease A gram-positive organism which causes often fatal infections when its endospores–resistant to heat, drying, UV light, gamma radiation, and many disinfectants–enter the body and cause septicemia Military medicine B anthracis has been touted as a viable biological weapon; it was used only once, by the Japanese army in Manchuria in the 1940s. See Anthrax, Biological warfare.

Ba·cil·lus an·thra·cis

(bă-silŭs an-thrāsis)
A bacterial species that causes anthrax in humans and animals; used in bioterrorism.

Ba·cil·lus an·thra·cis

(bă-silŭs an-thrāsis)
Bacterial species that causes anthrax in humans, cattle, swine, and other animals.
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anthracis via gyrA in laboratory samples; however, when boil preps of these samples were used, TaqMan-MGB reliability diminished sharply.
anthracis were tested with the anthrax HHAs from three suppliers (numbers 1-3 in Table 1).
anthracis signatures, they can be used for rapid, specific, DNA-based pathogen detection on many platforms, including the Livermore-developed portable instrument known as the Hand-held Advanced Nucleic Acid Analyzer, (HANAA).
anthracis longer than were ciprofloxacin or alatrofloxacin, while clarithromycin was effective longer than either erythromycin or azithromycin.
anthracis in the field and the endotoxin genes of crop plants.
anthracis spores in particular are hardy (i.e., resistant to heat, radiation, and chemicals) (1,18), their inactivation is more difficult.
The swabs and smears from the lesion were sent to us by the CMOH of District hospital of Nadia, WB for the possible presence of Bacillus anthracis in them.
(2) Since the network was put in place in 1999, numerous sentinel laboratories across the country have been trained by their LRN reference laboratories and are familiar with biothreat agents, such as Bacillus anthracis.
On December 24, 2009, a woman aged 24 years from New Hampshire was confirmed to have gastro-intestinal anthrax on the basis of clinical findings and a Bacillus anthracis blood culture isolate.
The present study is aimed at assessing the ability of Klebsiella oxytoca, Citrobacter freundii and Bacillus anthracis to reduce arsenate into arsenite.
Bacillus anthracis is a particularly lethal pathogen because it manages to escape recognition by the host's immune system by coating itself with a protective capsule around its surface.