The Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus anthracis, Ames Ancestor. Genome Announcements
INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC RESEARCH ROCKVILLE MD
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The pathogenic bacterium Bacillus anthracis has become the subject of intense study as a result of its use as a bioterrorism attack in the United States in September and October 2001. Previous studies suggested that B. anthracis Ames ancestor, the original Ames fully virulent plasmid containing isolate, was the ideal reference. This study describes the complete genome sequence of that original isolate, derived from a sample kept in cold storage since 1981.