PA1-7203 detects Bacillus spores. Antiserum is unabsorbed and is expected to cross react with various Bacillus species.
PA1-7203 has been successfully used in immunofluorescence procedures.
The PA1-7203 immunogen is purified spores of B. cereus and B. subtilis.
Bacillus is a genus of rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacteria and a member of the division Firmicutes. Bacillus species are either obligate or facultative aerobes, and test positive for the enzyme catalase. Bacillus includes both free-living (nonparasitic) and parasitic pathogenic species such as B. anthracis, which causes anthrax, and B. cereus, which causes food poisoning. Under stressful environmental conditions, the bacteria can produce oval endospores that allow them to remain in a dormant state for very long periods.
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Protein Aliases: Anthrax Spore; Bacillus Spore