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Anthrax, but not Bacillus anthracis?

Okinaka, Richard and Pearson, Talima and Keim, Paul (2006) Anthrax, but not Bacillus anthracis? PLoS Pathogens, 2 (11). e122. ISSN 1553-7366

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Publisher’s or external URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.0020122


The article focuses on the other possible agents of anthrax aside from bacillus anthracis and other soil dwelling bacterium of the genus bacillus. It is stated that bacillus anthracis is a close relative of bacillus cereus and bacillus thuringiensis because of the presence of two large virulence plasmids, pXO1 and pXO2. The authors believe that bacillus cereus isolates can harbor either one or both of the B. anthracis plasmids, and they may or may not harbor anthrax toxin genes.

Item Type: Article
ID number or DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0020122
Keywords: anthrax; Bacillus anthracis; Bacillus cereus; Bacillus thuringiensis; Bacterial diseases; Genes; Plasmids; Toxins
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 19:26
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1683

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