Accession Number:

ADA504601

Title:

The Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus anthracis, Ames Ancestor. Genome Announcements

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC RESEARCH ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE