Special Issue "Bacillus anthracis: Infection Mechanisms, Vaccination and Immune Response"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology and Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 873

Special Issue Editors

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e della Basilicata, 71121 Foggia, Italy
Interests: veterinary bacteriology; Bacillus anthracis; anthrax; molecular diagnostics; molecular typing; vaccines; immunology; mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF
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Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, Pretoria 0110, South Africa
Interests: veterinary bacteriology; immunology; ecology; epidemiology; molecular biological characterization of anthrax; brucellosis and other zoonotic diseases; anthrax vaccines development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Anthrax is a significant infectious disease that affects a wide range of mammals, including humans, when exposed to infected animals or infected products of animal origin. The etiological agent of anthrax is Bacillus anthracis, a Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that is able to produce extremely resistant spores that can survive in the environment for several decades.

For this Special Issue, we invite contributions that focus on advancing our understanding of Bacillus anthracis infection, bacterium–host interactions, immunology, animal models, vaccine strategies and related immune responses among livestock and wild animals. Original research articles, reviews and method papers are welcome.

Dr. Domenico Galante
Dr. Henriëtte Van Heerden
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Bacillus anthracis
  • anthrax
  • infection
  • pathogenesis
  • immunology
  • vaccines
  • immune response

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