The complete genome sequence of Bacillus anthracis Ames "Ancestor".

  title={The complete genome sequence of Bacillus anthracis Ames "Ancestor".},
  author={Jacques Ravel and Lingxia Jiang and Scott Stanley and Mark R. Wilson and Robert S. Decker and Timothy D. Read and Patricia L. Worsham and Paul S Keim and Steven L Salzberg and Claire Fraser-Liggett and David A. Rasko},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={191 1},
The pathogenic bacterium Bacillus anthracis has become the subject of intense study as a result of its use in a bioterrorism attack in the United States in September and October 2001. Previous studies suggested that B. anthracis Ames Ancestor, the original Ames fully virulent plasmid-containing isolate, was the ideal reference. This study describes the complete genome sequence of that original isolate, derived from a sample kept in cold storage since 1981. 

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