Bacillus anthracis

Pathogen Type: bacteria

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Family:
Bacillaceae
Genus:
Bacillus
Class:
Bacilli
Bacillus anthracis is a Gram-positive, spore-forming anaerobic bacterium that is responsible for causing anthrax. B. anthracis spores are resistant to heat, drying and many disinfectants. Spores can be killed using 2% glutaraldehyde or 5% formalin.

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