Bacillus coagulans is a lactic acid-forming bacterial species. The organism was first isolated and described as Bacillus coagulans in 1915 by B.W. Hammer at the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station as a cause of an outbreak of coagulation in evaporated milk packed by an Iowa condensary.Family: Bacillaceae.
Bacillus cereus is an endospore-forming, gram-positive bacterium that commonly resides in the soil. Because of its location, Bacillus cereus is usually found on a variety of foods that come into close contact with contaminated soil, and can cause two different types of food borne illnesses: emetic and diarrheal.
Apr 01, 2010 · Summary: Bacillus cereus is a Gram-positive aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, motile, spore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium that is widely distributed environmentally. While B. cereus is associated mainly with food poisoning, it is being increasingly reported to be a cause of serious and potentially fatal non-gastrointestinal-tract infections.Cited by: 648.
Serious infections caused by Bacillus species. Sliman R, Rehm S, Shlaes DM. Thirty-eight patients with serious infections caused by organisms belonging to the genus Bacillus are described. Our experience, and that reported in the literature, indicates that, in most cases, isolated Bacillus bacteremia is not a particularly serious disease.Cited by: 159.