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Bacillus megaterium

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy Family: Bacillaceae

      Natural habitats Spores occur in soil, dust, water and plants.

      Clinical significance Considered non pathogenic, but may occasionally be an oppotunistic pathogen.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Large Gram positive (variable) rods, with square ends 1.2-1.5 x 2.0-5.0 µm

      Greatest cell diameter of a Bacillus species The bacilli tend to occur in pairs and chains

      Spore shape: ellipsoidal spherical Spore position: central, paracentral or subterminal Sporangia swelling: negative

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate aerobic Colonies are large, round, convex, slimy and not hemolytic Colonies may become yellow and then brown or black after prolonged incubation.

      Capsule: might be present

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

    • James Versalovic et al.(2011) Manual of Clinical Microbiology 10th Edition


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