Latest Bacillus subtilis Stories
Biologists have long-wondered what causes a rapidly-growing cell to split: The size it reaches? Or the length of time it's been growing? Now, they have an answer.
Like a homeowner prepping for a hurricane, the bacterium Bacillus subtilis uses a long checklist to prepare for survival in hard times.
When faced with life-or-death situations, bacteria — and maybe even human cells — use an extremely sophisticated version of "game theory" to consider their options and decide upon the best course of action, scientists reported here today.
If the changing seasons are making it chilly inside your house, you might just turn the heater on.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have revealed new details about how cannibalistic bacteria identify peers suitable for consumption.
Bacterial spores, the most resistant organisms on earth, carry an extra coating of protection previously undetected, a team of microbiologists reports in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MZEI.OB) announces that its third round of testing and data logging for the enhanced AsepticSure(TM) technology is now complete.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MZEI) Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Edwin Marshall, today outlined the company's plans moving forward for its hospital sterilization system, AsepticSure(TM).
Researchers demonstrate how genetic mutations and natural variations combine to produce twin spores in bacteria that normally produce only singletons.
An investigation of the genes that govern spore formation in the bacteria B. subtilis shows that chance plays a significant role in determining which of the microbes sacrifice themselves for the colony and which go on to form spores.
Bacillus subtilis, also known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. It is rod-shaped and a member of the genus Bacillus. It also has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has historically been classified as an obligate aerobe, though recent research has proven this to not be strictly correct. It is not a human pathogen although...
- Large; stout; burly.