9. Bacillus anthracis Virulence Gene Regulation

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Jason M. Rall and
  2. Theresa M. Koehler

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch9

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Rall, J. M. and Koehler, T. M. (2010) Bacillus anthracis Virulence Gene Regulation, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch9

Author Information

  1. Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas — Houston Health Science Center, 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 virulence gene regulation;
  • complex regulatory system convergence;
  • PlcR regulon, chromosomes of B. anthracis, B. thuringiensis, and B. cereus - striking sequence similarity and gene synteny


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Signals for Virulence Gene Expression

  • Atxa: The Major Regulator of the Virulence Genes

  • A Convergence of Complex Regulatory Systems

  • Differential Gene Regulation in the B. Cereus Group Species and Plasmid - Chromosome Crosstalk

  • Regulation of Other Virulence - Associated Genes

  • Acknowledgments

  • References