This section is from the book "A Manual Of Pathology", by Guthrie McConnell. Also available from Amazon: A Manual Of Pathology.
Symptomatic Anthrax is a motile, flagellated, sporogenous, anaerobic, liquefying bacillus about 0.5 u in breadth and 3 to 5 u in length, with rounded ends, found in the lesions of symptomatic anthrax.
Usual ones. Not by Gram's.
Is strictly anaerobic. Liquefies gelatin, and in stabs forms gas. Colonies are spherical or slightly irregular in outline. Forms large oval spores that distort the organisms.