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. It is also found in the human skin parasitic mite Demodex folliculorum, and may be related to the development of a type of acne rosacea.
- 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.
- "New Study Shows Role for Bacteria in Development of Rosacea Symptoms" (Press release). National Rosacea Society. 2004-05-03. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
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