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Bacillus sphaericus

Bacillus sphaericus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7585

Current Name

Bacillus sphaericus

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

G 1019

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result



D-sucrose: +

Galactitol: +

Salicin: +

Enzyme Tests

Beta-galactosidase: -

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Strain Data

(IFO 15094) T. Gibson, Edinburgh in 1948 / Bacillus fusiformis

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Uniform, Butyrous, Shiny, Opaque

Additional Info

Accession Date






Previous Catalogue Name

Bacillus sphaericus

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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