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

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Ravel J, Jiang L, Stanley ST, Wilson MR, Decker RS, Read TD, Worsham P, Keim PS, Salzberg SL, Fraser-Liggett CM, Rasko DA

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

J Bacteriol. 2009 Jan;191(1):445-6. doi: 10.1128/JB.01347-08. Epub 2008 Oct 24.

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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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NameUniProt ID
Lethal factorP15917Details
Dihydropteroate synthaseQ81VW8Details
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Protective antigenP13423Details
Enoyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] reductase [NADH]A0A6L8PBX8Details