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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Bacillus megaterium
Bacillus megaterium

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
25oC

Appropriate growth media:
nutrient agar, nutrient broth

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
Bme18I, Bme1390I, Bme1580I, BmgBI, BmrI, BmtI, BmuI

Gram Stain:
Bacillus megaterium is Gram stain positive

Respiration:
Bacillus megaterium is aerobic

Motility:
Bacillus megaterium is motile

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Firmicutes; Bacilli; Bacillales; Bacillaceae; Bacillus

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Bacillus megaterium produces penicillin amidase for constructing penicillins, enzymes for modifying corticosteroids, and several amino acid dehydrogenases.

Miscellaneous:
Bacillus megaterium is relatively big, and hence the name "mega" and is a common soil saprophyte.

Human health and disease:
Bacillus megaterium is considered non-pathogenic.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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