Bacillus selenitireducens

Bacillus selenitireducens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Bacillaceae
Genus: Bacillus
Species: B. selenitireducens
Binomial name
Bacillus selenitireducens
Blum et al., 1998

Bacillus selenitireducens is a bacterium first isolated from Mono Lake, California. It is notable for respiring oxyanions of selenium and arsenic.[1] It is spore-forming, rod-shaped and alkaliphile, its type strain being MLS10.


  1. Switzer Blum, Jodi; Burns Bindi, A.; Buzzelli, J.; Stolz, John F.; Oremland, R. S. (1998). "Bacillus arsenicoselenatis , sp. nov., and Bacillus selenitireducens , sp. nov.: two haloalkaliphiles from Mono Lake, California that respire oxyanions of selenium and arsenic". Archives of Microbiology. 171 (1): 19–30. doi:10.1007/s002030050673. ISSN 0302-8933.

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