Accession Number:

AD0844350

Title:

The Adaptation of Malignant Anthrax Bacilli to Tissue Cultures,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The article states that virulent strains of pathogenic bacteria cause the destruction of tissue cultures. Within this framework, attention is directed to virulent anthrax bacilli revealing cytopathic activity on the cells of a human embryo. An experiment was set up with vaccine strains and one of the strains of avirulent anthracoids. Information drawn from research on the experiment indicates that anthrax bacilli show cytopathological activity on tissue cultures of human amnion and HEp2. More research is required to decide if anthrax bacilli may be identified by virulency using these cultures. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE