5. The Bacillus anthracis Genome

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Timothy D. Read

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch5

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Read, T. D. (2010) The Bacillus anthracis Genome, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch5

Author Information

  1. Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470410110

Online ISBN: 9780470891193



  • Bacillus anthracis genome - and Ames Ancestor genome;
  • population biology - genome sequence, revolutionizing understanding of population genetics of B. anthracis;
  • COG functional category breakdown - for Bacillus anthracis Ames Ancestor


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • B. Anthracis Sequencing Projects

  • Features of the B. Anthracis Genome

  • Genes Encoded by B. Anthracis

  • Population Biology

  • Conclusions: an Extraordinary Pathogen with an Ordinary Chromosome?

  • References