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Bacillus subtilis is an endospore-forming bacterium.

It is the source of the antibiotic bacitracin. Bacillus subtilis is a gram positive, rod-shaped bacterium. It is a facultative anaerobe commonly found in soil, and is also found in the gut flora.

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