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Bacillus sphaericus

Bacillus sphaericus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 2608

Current Name

Bacillus sphaericus

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

Ford 24D

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 37°C, Facultative Anaerobe

Biological and Genomic Info


Aesculin: -

Galactitol: -

Glucose: -

Gram Stain Result



Nitrous acid: -

Enzyme Tests

Gelatinase: +

Phenylalanone aminotransferase: -

Strain Data

(N. R. Smith 339, ATCC 7054) W. W. Ford, Baltimore in 1928 / Bacillus fusiformis /Soil in 1916 / Ford, W.W. (1916) J.Bact. 1, 493

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Mucoid, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From




Previous Catalogue Name

Bacillus sphaericus



FORD W W 1916 J BACT 1 493

Extended Bibliography

Krych,V.K, Johnson,J.L, Yousten,A.A., (1980), Deoxyribonucleic acid homologies among strains of Bacillus sphaericus., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 476-484 deBarjac,H, Veran,M, CosmaoDumanoir,V., (1980), Charactérisation biochimique et sérologique de souches de Bacillus sphaericus pathogènes ou non pour les moustiques., Ann. Microbiol. (Inst. Pasteur), 191-201 Priest,F.G, Goodfellow,M, Todd,C., (1988), A numerical classification of the genus Bacillus., J. Gen. Microbiol., 1847-1882

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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