6. Bacillus anthracis Plasmids: Species Definition or Niche Adaptation?

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. David A. Rasko

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch6

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Rasko, D. A. (2010) Bacillus anthracis Plasmids: Species Definition or Niche Adaptation?, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences, 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 plasmids - species definition or niche adaptation;
  • B. anthracis, member of Bacillus cereus group - B. cereus, a namesake member of the group, infections in humans;
  • B. anthracis plasmid mobility - not directly shown to be self-transmissible


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The B. Cereus Group

  • Plasmids of B. Anthracis

  • B. Cereus Group Plasmids Similar to B. Anthracis Plasmids

  • Conclusions

  • References