炭疽桿菌的掃描電子顯微照片,俗稱炭疽, Scanning electron micrograph of Bacillus anthracis, commonly known as anthrax.

炭疽桿菌的掃描電子顯微照片,俗稱炭疽, Scanning electron micrograph of Bacillus anthracis, commonly known as anthrax.

This is a confocal micrographic image of Bacillus anthracis bacteria, revealing green-colored bacterial cell walls, and red-colored endospores.

This is a confocal micrographic image of Bacillus anthracis bacteria, revealing green-colored bacterial cell walls, and red-colored endospores.

Anthrax cells. (Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of anthrax cells in spleen. Anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis) are rod-shaped,Gram-positive bacteria which are highly pathogenic. Commonly an infection of livestock,

Anthrax cells. (Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of anthrax cells in spleen. Anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis) are rod-shaped,Gram-positive bacteria which are highly pathogenic. Commonly an infection of livestock,

Structure analysis of free and bound states of an RNA aptamer against ribosomal protein S8 from Bacillus anthracis

Structure analysis of free and bound states of an RNA aptamer against ribosomal protein S8 from Bacillus anthracis

"Neutrophil (yellow), a type of white blood cell involved in inflammation, attacks Bacillus anthracis (orange), the bacteria that causes anthrax." From The Scientist

"Neutrophil (yellow), a type of white blood cell involved in inflammation, attacks Bacillus anthracis (orange), the bacteria that causes anthrax." From The Scientist

This female patient is shown here on the 5th day of a Bacillus anthracis infection involving her left eye.

This female patient is shown here on the 5th day of a Bacillus anthracis infection involving her left eye.

New way to to increase efficacy of antibiotics? The bacteria shown in Bacillus anthracis, AKA anthrax.

Targeting bacterial gas defenses allow for increased efficacy of numerous antibiotics

New way to to increase efficacy of antibiotics? The bacteria shown in Bacillus anthracis, AKA anthrax.

Pretty, but deadly!  Bacillus anthracis is a Gram-positive endospore-forming rod more commonly called “anthrax”. In 2001 the organism was used as part of a terrorist attack on the USA, where a highly virulent strain of anthrax was mailed to senators killing 5 people.

Pretty, but deadly! Bacillus anthracis is a Gram-positive endospore-forming rod more commonly called “anthrax”. In 2001 the organism was used as part of a terrorist attack on the USA, where a highly virulent strain of anthrax was mailed to senators killing 5 people.

Bacillus anthracis spores as viewed in scanning electron microscopy (© National Academy of Engineering). Antibio derived from these may be able to kill Anthrax and MRSA

Bacillus anthracis spores as viewed in scanning electron microscopy (© National Academy of Engineering). Antibio derived from these may be able to kill Anthrax and MRSA

Anthrax - Bacillus anthracis.

Anthrax - Bacillus anthracis.

Bacillus Anthracis 18" x 24" poster

Bacillus Anthracis 18" x 24" poster

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