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Bacillus sphaericus

Bacillus sphaericus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 9602

Current Name

Bacillus sphaericus

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 37°C, Facultative Anaerobe

Biological and Genomic Info


Mannitol: -

Sorbitol: -

Sucrose: -

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Beta-galactosidase: -

Lecithinase / alpha: -

Strain Data

W. R. Bale, Porton in 1954 / Air

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date



Bale W.R.

Isolated From

air sample



Previous Catalogue Name

Bacillus sphaericus


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 Myers,P, Yousten,A.A., (1978), Cell wall structure of an entomocidal strain of Bacillus sphaericus., 31-35 White,P.J, Lotay,H.K., (1980), Minimal nutritional requirements of Bacillus sphaericus NCTC 9602 and 26 other strains of this species: the majority grow and sporulate with acetate as sole major source of carbon., J. Gen. Microbiol., 13-19 Hungerer,K.D, Tipper,D.J., (1969), Cell wall polymers of Bacillus sphaericus 9602. I. Structure of the vegetative cell wall peptidoglycan., Biochemistry, 3577-3587 Holt,S.C, Gauthier,J.J, Tipper,D.J., (1975), Ultrastructural studies of sporulation in Bacillus sphaericus., J. Bacteriol., 1322-1338 Powell,J.F, Strange,R.E., (1957), alpha,epsilon-diaminopimelic acid metabolism and sporulation in Bacillus sphaericus., Biochem. J., 700-708

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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