3. Anthrax Spore Germination

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Nathan Fisher1,
  2. Katherine A. Carr2,
  3. Jonathan D. Giebel2 and
  4. Philip C. Hanna2

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch3

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Fisher, N., Carr, K. A., Giebel, J. D. and Hanna, P. C. (2010) Anthrax Spore Germination, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical Center, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470410110

Online ISBN: 9780470891193



  • anthrax spore germination;
  • spore germination in vivo - and high rates of human morbidity and mortality, inhalational anthrax receiving immediate research attention;
  • germinant modification by spore enzymes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anthrax and the Spore

  • Spore Germination In Vivo

  • Spore Germination In Vitro

  • Germination Machinery

  • References