Complexity Digest 2002.35 - 19.03
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exploited the inherent binding specificity and lytic action of bacteriophage
enzymes called lysins for the rapid detection and killing of B. anthracis.
Here we show that the PlyG lysine, (...) specifically kills B. anthracis (...).
Both vegetative cells and germinating spores are susceptible. The lytic
specificity of PlyG was also exploited as part of a rapid method for the
identification of B. anthracis. We conclude that PlyG is a tool for the
treatment and detection of B. anthracis.