Bacillus badius

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Bacillus badius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Bacillaceae
Genus: Bacillus
Species: B. badius
Binomial name
Bacillus badius

Bacillus badius is a Gram-positive aerobic spore-forming bacillus. Originally isolated from human intestines and described in 1919,[1] B. badius was later found in a sample of figs.[2] Novel enzymes, including a restriction enzyme[3] and penicillin G acylase, have been purified from this bacterial species.[4]


  1. ^ Batchelor, MD (Jan 1919). "Aerobic Spore-Bearing Bacteria in the Intestinal Tract of Children". Journal of Bacteriology. 4 (1): 23–34.15. PMC 378790. PMID 16558822.
  2. ^ Saghafi, M; Appleman, MD (Feb 1953). "Rediscovery of Bacillus badius Batchelor". Journal of Bacteriology. 65 (2): 220. PMC 169670. PMID 13034720.
  3. ^ Jutur, PP; Reddy, AR (2007). "Isolation, purification and properties of new restriction endonucleases from Bacillus badius and Bacillus lentus". Microbiological Research. 162 (4): 378–83. doi:10.1016/j.micres.2006.01.008. PMID 16644193.
  4. ^ Rajendran, K; Mahadevan, S; Jeyaprakash, R; Paramasamy, G; Mandal, AB (Nov 2013). "Strategies for enhancing the production of penicillin G acylase from Bacillus badius: influence of phenyl acetic acid dosage". Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 171 (6): 1328–38. doi:10.1007/s12010-013-0425-6. PMID 23949729.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rajendran, Kathikeyan; Sekar, Sudharshan; Mahadevan, Surianarayanan; Shanmugam, Bhuvanesh Kumar; Jeyaprakash, Rajendhran; Paramasamy, Gunasekaran; Mandal, Asit Baran (25 February 2014). "Biological Real-Time Reaction Calorimeter Studies for the Production of Penicillin G Acylase from Bacillus badius". Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 172 (8): 3736–3747. doi:10.1007/s12010-014-0800-y.

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