02 Jul 2022

Bacillus coagulans

A large aerobic, gram-positive or gram-variable bacillus that produces endospores. Colonies appearing on agar medium are highly variable (smooth, wrinkled, rough, or may have hair-like outgrowths from the edge. It is isolated primarily from acid foods (canned tomato juice and silage), medicated creams, antacids and rarely from soil. Usually considered nonpathogenic for humans, but may occasionally be an opportunistic pathogen.