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What is bacillus?

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Awais A
School: Rice University

Bacillus (Bacteria)

Bacillus is a genus of Gram-positive, rod-shaped, bacteria and a member of the phylum Firmicutes. Bacillus species can be obligate aerobes, or facultative anaerobes. 

Scientific nameBacillus


Higher classificationBacillaceae

Lower classificationsBacillus stearothermophilusBacillus subtilis

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