The bacterium that causes anthrax. Anthrax differs from many bacteria for the reason that they occur in an inactive (dormant) state labeled as spores. The spores are observed in earth, animal carcasses and feces (including sheep, goats, cattle, bison, horses, and deer), and pet items (age.g., hides and wool). Some pets (kitties, dogs, rats, and swine) are resistant to anthrax. Extremely, anthrax spores can continue to be inactive in earth for quite some time, perhaps decades. Likened notably to eggs that have the capability to hatch, spores can change (germinate) into active micro-organisms under appropriate circumstances.
a species of bacillus which causes anthrax in humans plus in creatures (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon