Bacillus nealsonii

Bacillus nealsonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Bacillaceae
Genus: Bacillus
Species: B. nealsonii
Binomial name
Bacillus nealsonii
Venkateswaran et al. 2003

Bacillus nealsonii is a species of bacteria first isolated from a spacecraft-assembly facility. Its spores are γ-radiation resistant. It is Gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped and produces endospores. Its type strain is FO-92T (=ATCC BAA-519T =DSM 15077T).[1]


  1. Venkateswaran, K. (2003). "Bacillus nealsonii sp. nov., isolated from a spacecraft-assembly facility, whose spores are gamma-radiation resistant". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 53 (1): 165–172. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02311-0. ISSN 1466-5026.

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