Bacillus megaterium BM-706

Bacillus megaterium BM-706

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Bacillus megaterium is a rod-like, Gram-positive, mainly aerobic spore forming bacterium found in widely diverse habitats. With a cell length of up to 4 μm and a diameter of 1.5 μm, B. megaterium is amongst the biggest known bacteria. The cells often occur in pairs and chains, where the cells are joined together by polysaccharides on the cell wall. This bacteria produces variety of enzymes including proteases,lipase etc which help in digestion.

Benefits of Bacillus megaterium:

1. Used as an industrial organism as it is able to produce a variety of enzymes.
2. Increases the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR).
3. Helps in bioremediation.

Specifications of Bacillus megaterium (ATCC-9885):