Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Bacillaceae, Genus Bacillus, Bacillus filicolonicus ZoBell and Upham
(1944). Note: species is not included neither in Euzeby's LPSN nor in Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 3, 2009.
Gram positive, 0.5-0.7 / 3.5-5.5 μm, motile, peritrichously and moderately flagellated.
Spores: ellipsoidal, subterminal or terminal, swelling the sporangium.
Thread-like colony on solid media.
Growth temperature from 5 ºC to 40 ºC.
Grows in anaerobic agar. Grows in 5% NaCl and in 10% NaCl. Grows at 5.7 pH.
Isolated from sea water and marine mud
- Gordon R.E., Haynes W.C., Pang C.H. (1973) – The genus Bacillus . Agriculture Handbook No. 427, U.S.D.A., Washington D.C.
- Buchanan R.E., Gibbons N.E., Cowan S.T., Holt J.G., Liston J., Murray R.G.E., Niven C.F., Ravin A.W., Stanier R.W. ( 1974) –
Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, Eight Edition, The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
Acid is produced from glucose & mannitol.
Acid is not produced from arabinose & xylose.
Starch hydrolysis, catalase, reduction of nitrate to nitrite, decomposition of casein &
decomposition of gelatin are positive.
Decomposition of tyrosine, Voges-Proskauer, resistance to lysozyme, citrate
utilization, indole production are negative.
(c) Costin Stoica