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Doctor insights on: Bacillus Anthracis Habitat

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What are the signs and symptoms of bacillus anthracis?

What are the signs and symptoms of bacillus anthracis?

Depends: The signs and symptoms depend on the route of exposure. Please consult this site for info. http://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/basics/symptoms.html ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are bacillus anthracis and b. Megaterium both streptobacilli?

See below: Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax, a serious disease with high mortality. B megaterium is the largest bacterium but does not cause disease. Both are present in soil. ...Read more

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What does bacillus megaterium cause?

What does bacillus megaterium cause?

Progress: This big microbe doesn't cause disease in people but has been used extensively in sorting out basic biochemical pathways in the past in the labs of scientists. ...Read more

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Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Botulism: The name you've been assigned to look up has been out of date since before I was in med school. It's Clostridium botulinum. Botulism toxin is as deadly as any poison you'll find, and can be acquired preformed in food, or develop in an infected wound, or rarely be formed in the gut -- especially in a baby fed raw honey. ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with bacillus megaterium?

What diseases are associated with bacillus megaterium?

Rare to none: Bacillus megaterium is a rod-shaped, gram-positive, endospore forming, aerotolerant species of bacteria used as a soil inoculant in agriculture and horticulture. Bacterium is arranged into the streptobacillus form. It is not generally associated with infection, although immunosuppressed persons can become infected with almost anything. ...Read more

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The routes of bacillus cereus?

The routes of bacillus cereus?

Bacillus cereus: Bacillus cereus or b. Cereus is a type of bacteria that produces toxins. These toxins can cause two types of illness: one type characterized by diarrhea and the other, called emetic toxin, by nausea and vomiting. It comes from contaminated food that is undercooked and generally lasts a day. ...Read more

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Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Philip Pacini: However, his work wasn't well known until Robert Koch shared it with the world. ...Read more

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Could koch's bacillus be killed by boiling?

Could koch's bacillus be killed by boiling?

Yes: Koch's bacillus is a name for mycobacterim tuberculosis and it can be killed by boiling. Pasteurization, which occurs at temperature below boiling is sufficient to kill it. ...Read more

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Why does old bacillus subtilis take longer to heat than young bacilus subtilis?

Why does old bacillus subtilis take longer to heat than young bacilus subtilis?

Unclear question: Bacillus subtilis is a soil organisam and does not "heat", young or old. How did you determine the age of the bacterium? ...Read more