Bacillaceae

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Bacillaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Bacillaceae
Garrity et al. 2001
Genera

Alkalibacillus
Amphibacillus
Anoxybacillus
Bacillus
Cerasibacillus
Exiguobacterium
Filobacillus
Geobacillus
Gracilibacillus
Halobacillus
Halolactibacillus
Jeotgalibacillus
Lentibacillus
Marinibacillus
Oceanobacillus
Paraliobacillus
Pontibacillus
Saccharococcus
Salibacillus
Salinibacillus
Tenuibacillus
Thalassobacillus
Ureibacillus
Virgibacillus

The Bacillaceae are a family of rod-shaped, usually Gram-positive bacteria that produce endospores and are commonly found in spores. Genera commonly is identified as bacillus. The Bacillus are aerobic bacteria, peritrichously flagellated and are either motile or non motile. Most are non-pathogenic; however, the most common pathogen of the species is Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax.



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