Fifth Biology Section

This section is responsible for research and casework concerning isolation, classification, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms in biological and environmental samples collected from the scene of a crime, including bioterrorism incidents.

Analyses and Detection of Biological Agents

This section has been conducting research on sampling, detection, isolation and identification methods for pathogenic microorganisms that could be used for bioterrorism.

Colonies of B. anthracis on blood-agar plate

Vegetative forms of B. anthracis (Electron micrograph)

Spores and encapsulated forms of B. anthracis