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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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De acuerdo con esta propuesta se ha implementado el uso de agentes biocontroladores de fitopatogenos como Bacillus subtilis y Bacillus brevis, por la demostrada capacidad de producir una amplia gama de sustancias biologicamente activas.
Los estudios reportados por Haggag (46) en cultivos de fresa afectados por Botrytis, mencionan la purificacion y extraccion del peptido de la GS a partir de cultivo de Bacillus brevis por cromatografia en silice.
Biosynthesis of isotopically labeled gramicidins and tyrocidins by Bacillus brevis. J Biomol NMR.
(13.) Edwards SG, Seddon B.Selective medium based on tyrosine metabolism for the isolation and enumeration of Brevibacillus brevis (Bacillus brevis).
Biological control of fusarial wilt of pigeon pea by Bacillus brevis. Can J Microbiol.
80% Bacillus liqueniformis 12% B14 Codigo: 2664471473 Bacillus megaterium 99% E2 Codigo: 2574000643 Bacillus brevis 99% Tabla 3.

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