Bacillus anthracis virulent plasmid pX02 genes found in large plasmids of two other Bacillus species.

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In order to cause the disease anthrax, Bacillus anthracis requires two plasmids, pX01 and pX02, which carry toxin and capsule genes, respectively, that are used as genetic targets in the laboratory detection of the bacterium. Clinical, forensic, and environmental samples that test positive by PCR protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and… (More)

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@article{Luna2006BacillusAV, title={Bacillus anthracis virulent plasmid pX02 genes found in large plasmids of two other Bacillus species.}, author={Vicki Ann Luna and Debra S. King and Kealy K. Peak and F Brent Reeves and Lea A Heberlein-Larson and William O Veguilla and Loree C. Heller and Kathleen E. Duncan and Andrew C. Cannons and Philip T Amuso and Jacqueline A Cattani}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2006}, volume={44 7}, pages={2367-77} }