Bacillus cereus


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Bacillus cereus

[bə‚sil·əs ′sir·ē·əs]
(microbiology)
A spore-forming bacterium that often survives cooking and grows to large numbers in improperly refrigerated foods; it produces both a diarrheal toxin and an emetic toxin in the gastrointestinal tract following its ingestion via contaminated meats, dried foods, and rice.
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Isolation and identification of Bacillus cereus strain Jp-A and its capability in phenol degradation.
This study made use of the Bacillus cereus Multi Locus Sequence Typing website (http://pubmlst.
The selected organism is identified as Bacillus cereus through morphologically and genetically
Fatal pneumonia among metalworkers due to inhalation exposure to Bacillus cereus containing Bacillus anthracis toxin genes.
Pseudomembranous tracheobronchitis due to Bacillus cereus.
Bacillus cereus has been recognised as an agent of food poisoning since 1955.
Bacillus cereus is one of the pathogens responsible for human diarrhoea, and source of infestation is mainly due to consumption of contaminated food.
The culprit is bacillus cereus which lies dormant in the mounds of rotting leftovers people now carry around with them, possibly to avoid council bin taxes.
The following Standard strains were obtained from the culture collection of the Microbiology Department at Tarbiat Modares University (TMU): Bacillus cereus ATCC 9634, E.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast® ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans, due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting.

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