Surface layer protein EA1 is not a component of Bacillus anthracis spores but is a persistent contaminant in spore preparations.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • EA1 is an abundant, highly antigenic, surface layer protein of Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells. Recent studies indicate that EA1 is also a component of B. anthracis spores and a potential marker for spore detection. We show here that EA1 is not a spore component but a persistent contaminant in spore preparations.
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    Keywords

  • Bacillus anthracis, Bacterial Proteins, Membrane Glycoproteins, Spores, Bacterial
  • Authorlist

  • Williams DD; Turnbough CL
  • Start Page

  • 566
  • End Page

  • 569
  • Volume

  • 186
  • Issue

  • 2