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Description of Amphibacillus

Endospore forming, gram positive, simple morphology (rods/cocci). With aerobic and anaeobic growth. Extremophiles, with capacity to withstand heat, or drying, or alkaline or high salt conditions. Type species: Amphibacillus xylanus Niimura et al. 1990. Reference NIIMURA Y, KOH E., YANAGIDA F, SUZUKI KI, KOMAGATA K and KOZAKI M 1990. Amphibacillus xylanus gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic sporeforming xylan-digesting bacterium which lacks cytochrome, quinone, and catalase. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 40, 297-301.

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