Effect of animal sera on Bacillus anthracis Sterne spore germination and vegetative cell growth.

@article{Bensman2012EffectOA,
  title={Effect of animal sera on Bacillus anthracis Sterne spore germination and vegetative cell growth.},
  author={M D Bensman and Ryan S. Mackie and Zachary A Minter and Bradford W. Gutting},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={276-83}
}
AIMS  The aims of this work were to investigate the effects of sera on B. anthracis Sterne germination and growth. Sera examined included human, monkey and rabbit sera, as well as sera from eight other species. METHODS AND RESULTS  Standard dilution plate assay (with and without heat kill) was used as a measure of germination, and spectroscopy was used to measure growth. In addition, a Coulter Counter particle counter was used to monitor germination and growth based on bacterial size. Spores… CONTINUE READING
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