Bacillus oleronius

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Bacillus oleronius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Bacillaceae
Genus: Bacillus
Species: 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 santonensis.[1] 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.[2]

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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. 

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