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Bacillus oleronius

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Bacillus oleronius
Scientific classification
B. oleronius
Binomial name
Bacillus oleronius

Bacillus oleronius is a Gram-negative bacterium belonging to the genus Bacillus. However, Bacillus oleronius has Gram-positive cell wall components shared among all bacillus species (Lacey N, 2007). It was first described in 1995 and was found in the hindgut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes.[1] It is also found in the human skin parasitic mite Demodex folliculorum, and may be related to the development of a type of rosacea.[2]

This species has been recently transferred into the genus Heyndrickxia.[3] The correct nomenclature is Heyndrickxia oleronia.

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  1. ^ Kuhnigk, Thomas; Borst, Eva-Maria; Breunig, Alfred; Konig, Helmut; Collins, Matthew D; Hutson, Roger A; Kampfer, Peter (August 1995). "Bacillus oleronius sp.nov., a member of the hindgut flora of the termite Reticulitermes santonensis (Feytaud)". Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 41 (8): 699–706. doi:10.1139/m95-096. OCLC 90251878. PMID 7553453.
  2. ^ "New Study Shows Role for Bacteria in Development of Rosacea Symptoms" (Press release). National Rosacea Society. 2004-05-03. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  3. ^ Gupta, Radhey S.; Patel, Sudip; Saini, Navneet; Chen, Shu (2020-11-01). "Robust demarcation of 17 distinct Bacillus species clades, proposed as novel Bacillaceae genera, by phylogenomics and comparative genomic analyses: description of Robertmurraya kyonggiensis sp. nov. and proposal for an emended genus Bacillus limiting it only to the members of the Subtilis and Cereus clades of species". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 70 (11): 5753–5798. doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.004475. ISSN 1466-5026. PMID 33112222.

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