Definition of Genus Bacillus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Bacillaceae; includes many saprophytes important in decay of organic matter and a number of parasites.
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Genus
Group relationships: Bacillaceae, Family Bacillaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Bacillus
Literary usage of Genus Bacillus
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1. The Pathology and Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases of Animals by Veranus Alva Moore (1916)
"The fixing upon motility as an essential generic character, and thus restricting the genus Bacillus to motile forms, is the occasion of some confusion ..."
2. Atlas and Principles of Bacteriology by Karl Bernhard Lehmann, Rudolf Otto Neumann, George H. Weaver (1901)
"So we had the right, when we broke up the very large genus bacillus, following the ... We speak of the Bacillus Cohn, and mean the genus bacillus as Cohn ..."
3. Principles of Microbiology: A Treatise on Bacterias Fungi and Protozoa by Veranus Alva Moore (1912)
"Bacterium mallei and others belonging to this genus were described according to the older classifications as belonging to the genus Bacillus. ..."
4. A Biochemical Study and Differentiation of Oral Bacteria: With Special by Israel Jacob Kligler (1915)
"genus Bacillus. This genus includes a large number of bacteria of different types totally unrelated to one another except that they are all rod-shaped. ..."
5. Microbes, Ferments and Moulds by Édouard Louis Trouessart (1886)
"by Cornil to the genus Bacillus ; at any rate, in the case of organisms peculiar to human diseases. The genus Bacillus, according to Klein ..."
6. The Epidemic at Savannah, 1876: Its Causes, the Measures of Prevention by James Johnston Waring (1879)
"STRAIGHT THREADS genus Bacillus. Threads very thin with motion : Bacillus subtilis. ... genus Bacillus. 1. Bacillus subtilis. (Vibrio Subtilis Ehrenberg. ..."