Anthrax spores don’t just sit dormant in soil—they can grow and reproduce by using amoeba as incubators, a new study shows.
“These amoeba normally eat bacteria and kill them, but Bacillus anthracis has figured out some way to manipulate that amoeba so that it can actually grow inside the amoeba and increase its numbers,” explains Ian J. Glomski, an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Virginia.
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