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Bacillus licheniformis

Bacillus licheniformis

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7198

Current Name

Bacillus licheniformis

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

Glaxo 6

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 37°C, Facultative Anaerobe

Biological and Genomic Info


Maltose: -

Mannitol: +

Rhamnose: -

Gram Stain Result



Nitric acid: -

Enzyme Tests

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Phenylalanone aminotransferase: -

Strain Data

D. Duthie, Elstree in 1946 / Bacillus subtilis / Penicillinase production (previously listed under B. licheniformis)

Colony Appearance

Rough, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date






Previous Catalogue Name

Bacillus pumilus



production of penicillinase

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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