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bacillus

(bəsĭl`əs), any rod-shaped bacterium or, more particularly, a rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bacillus. Some bacterium in the genus cause disease, for example B. anthracis is the cause of anthraxanthrax
, acute infectious disease of animals that can be secondarily transmitted to humans. It is caused by a bacterium (Bacillus anthracis) that primarily affects sheep, horses, hogs, cattle, and goats and is almost always fatal in animals.
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; others are useful in the production of antibioticsantibiotic,
any of a variety of substances, usually obtained from microorganisms, that inhibit the growth of or destroy certain other microorganisms. Types of Antibiotics
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 (e.g., gramicidingramicidin
, antibiotic obtained from the bacterial species Bacillus brevis, which is found in soil. Gramicidin is particularly effective against gram-positive bacteria (see Gram's stain).
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 and bacitracinbacitracin
, antibiotic produced by a strain of the bacterial species Bacillus subtilis. It is widely used for topical therapy such as for skin and eye infections; it is effective against gram-positive bacteria, including strains of staphylococcus that are resistant to
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). Many organisms earlier classified as Bacillus species are now placed in different genera but continue to be referred to as baccili.

bacillus

[bə′sil·əs]
(microbiology)
Any rod-shaped bacterium.

Bacillus

[bə′sil·əs]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Bacillaceae; rod-shaped cells are aerobes or facultative anaerobes and usually produce catalase.
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Slides were stained with routine ZN, Kinyoun and fluorescent staining technique using Auramine O and Rhodamine B to demonstrate the presence of acid fast bacilli in tissue.
Table-1 TEST RESULT Direct Gram stain Thick Gram positive bacilli in long chains, few pus cells.
Las cepas con caracteristicas morfologicas similares a la clase Bacilli se conservaron en AN para su uso posterior.
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While the previously documented risk of disseminated bacilli Calmette-Guerin disease in non-HIV-infected infants is less than 5 per 1 million vaccines, other studies have shown the rate to be 1,100-4,170 per 1 million among HIV-infected infants.
16 and that the French intelligence service is concerned that terrorists might try to convert the bacilli into a biological weapon.
In all tissues where tuberculosis had recently developed and was progressing rapidly, large numbers of bacilli could be visualized.
coli bacteria and other colon bacilli began in Kyoto on Monday, with some 400 doctors and researchers from more than 30 countries attending.
TB bacilli tend to form clumps, which makes working with them and counting them difficult.
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Four isolates (EB1, EB2, EB3 and EB5) were observed as bacilli, while only one (EB4) was coccus.