Bacillus pseudofirmus

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Bacillus pseudofirmus
Scientific classification
B. pseudofirmus
Binomial name
Bacillus pseudofirmus
Nielsen et al. 1995

Bacillus pseudofirmus is a facultative anaerobe bacterium.[1] It is a gram positive, alkaliphilic and alkalitolerant, aerobic endospore-forming bacteria.

In 2019, it was found in a hyperalkaline spring in Zambales (Philippines) a bacterial consortium of a strain of Bacillus pseudofirmus with Bacillus agaradhaerens that can biodegrade LDPE plastic.[2]

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  1. ^ Nielsen, P.; Fritze, D.; Priest, F. G. (1995). "Phenetic diversity of alkaliphilic Bacillus strains: proposal for nine new species". Microbiology. 141 (7): 1745–1761. doi:10.1099/13500872-141-7-1745. ISSN 1350-0872.
  2. ^ G. Cada, Erika Joy (June 2019). "Enhanced in vitro biodegradation of low-density polyethylene using alkaliphilic bacterial consortium supplemented with iron oxide nanoparticles" (PDF). Philippine Science Letters. 12.

Further reading[edit]

Preiss, Laura; Langer, Julian D.; Hicks, David B.; Liu, Jun; Yildiz, Oezkan; Krulwich, Terry A.; Meier, Thomas (June 2014). "The c-ring ion binding site of the ATP synthase from Bacillus pseudofirmus OF4 is adapted to alkaliphilic lifestyle". Current Contents Connect. 92 (5): 973–984. doi:10.1111/mmi.12605. PMC 4064006. PMID 24707994.

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