Gram-stained culture ofBacillus subtilis, copyright Y tambe. Belongs within: Bacilli. Bacillus is a diverse genus of rod-shaped, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that produce dormant endospores when exposed to unfavorable conditions. <==Bacillus |–+–B. pumilus VK03 |  `–B. subtilis VK03 [incl. B. subtilis var. niger CV66] `–+–B. firmus VK03 |–B. lentus VK03 |–+–B. benzoevorans VK03 |  `–+–B.… Continue reading Bacillus


Gram-stained Corynebacterium diphtheriae, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Belongs within: Actinomycetales. Corynebacterium is a diverse genus of high G+C, rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacteria found in a wide range of habitats, including soil, aquatic habitats or in association with animal tissues (Vela et al. 2003). Corynebacterium [Corynebacteriaceae]     |  i. s.: C. dismutans PHK96     |         C.… Continue reading Corynebacterium