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Amoebae: Bacteria's best friends?

University study finds soil encourages anthrax spores’ growth, multiplication.

A recent University study shows that anthrax, when aided by a specific type of amoeba, can thrive and multiply in soil — a trick that could prove deadly for livestock and other mammals.

Bacillus anthracis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, produces spores — small, dormant cells — that reanimate when exposed to optimal temperatures and environments, reproduce and form the disease Anthrax. Although there are three different ways of contracting the disease — cutaneous, inhalation and gastrointestinal — most humans acquire the disease from handling infected livestock or ingesting infected meat.

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