Bacillus subtilis facts for kids
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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Colonies of B. subtilis grown on a culture dish in a molecular biology laboratory.
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