TIGR Says Lesser-Known Anthrax Cousin May Be More Pathogenic | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, May 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Pointing to a novel threat in the pantheon of potential biowarfare agents, a research team from the Institute for Genomic Research and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new findings that a strain of Bacillus cereus can be as pathogenic as its cousin, Bacillus anthracis.

 

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