The bacterium Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax, has been developed as a biological warfare agent. Which one of its following abilities could have led to this? A.its ability to undergo reproduction inthe absence of energy sources B.its ability to form endospores in harsh conditions C.its abilty to grow rapily in harsh conditions

QUESTION POSTED AT 18/01/2020 - 04:59 AM

Answered by admin AT 18/01/2020 - 04:59 AM


The correct answer is the option B. its ability to form endospores in harsh conditions .


Bacillus Anthracis is the bacteria that cause anthrax in animals and human. Bacillus anthracis is a gram-positive spore-forming bacteria. Bacillus anthracis is commonly found in the soil of grazing areas.

It is a warfare agent that can sicken or kill people, crops or livestock. Anthrax has been developed as warfare agents because:

Anthrax spores are easier to found in nature, can be produced in a lab or harsh conditions, and can stay for a long time in the environment.

Anthrax makes a greater weapon because it can be released easily and quietly. The spores could be put into water, food, spray or powder.

Anthrax has been used as a weapon before.

Thus, the correct answer is option B.

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