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Bacillus thuringiensis as a surrogate for Bacillus anthracis in aerosol research

Citation:

Tufts, J., W. Calfee, S. Lee, AND S. Ryan. Bacillus thuringiensis as a surrogate for Bacillus anthracis in aerosol research. WORLD JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY. Springer, New York, NY, 30(5):1453-1461, (2014).

Description:

Journal Article

Purpose/Objective:

Characterization of candidate surrogate spores prior to experimental use is critical to confirm that the surrogate characteristics are as closely similar as possible to those of the pathogenic agent of interest. This review compares the physical properties inherent to spores of Bacillus anthracis (Ba) and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that impact their movement in air and interaction with surfaces, including size, shape, density, surface morphology, structure and hydrophobicity. Also evaluated was the impact of irradiation on the physical properties of both Bacillus species.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 06/13/2013
Completion Date: 06/13/2013
Record Last Revised: 03/31/2014
Record Created: 06/13/2013
Record Released: 06/13/2013
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 256663

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

DECON AND CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION