Bacillus subtilis

Type:Term

Definitions
1. a bacterial species found in soil and decomposing organic matter; some strains produce the antibiotic subtilin, subtenolin, or bacillomycin; it has been associated with human infections primarily of immunocompromised patients, and with food poisoning. It is the type species of the genus Bacillus.

Synonyms
grass bacillus , hay bacillus

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