Historical ATCC-Derived Bacillus Species Now Available

A selection of historical Bacillus sp. isolates derived from ATCC® cultures have been made available to BEI registrants through the BEI Resources catalog.

This collection encompasses type strains or early isolates used to define the species, well-characterized quality control strains incorporated in biochemical identification systems and industrial applications, and represents environmental, dairy, grain and human isolates, some of which were originally isolated over 100 years ago. Several of these isolates have undergone reclassification as a result of taxonomic revision within the Bacillus genus following comparative phenotypic studies and improved genotypic analysis.1

For more detailed information including isolate history, please refer to the product documentation on the BEI Resources website.



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Bacillus sp., Strain NRS 201 (ATCC® 7064™)


Bacillus coagulans, Strain NRS 609T (ATCC® 7050™)2


Paenibacillus macerans, Strain NRS 888T (ATCC® 8244™)2Coming Soon


Bacillus megaterium, Strain Ford 19T (Gibson 1060) (ATCC® 14581™)2


Bacillus cereus, Strain NRRL B-569 (ATCC® 10876™) – Coming Soon


Bacillus paranthracis, Strain PCI 246 (ATCC® 13061™)


Bacillus licheniformis, Strain Gibson 46T (ATCC® 14580™)2


Paenibacillus polymyxa, Strain NCIB 8158T (ATCC® 842™)Coming Soon


Lysinibacillis capsica, Strain CCM 2177 (ATCC® 4525™) – Coming Soon


Geobacillus stearothermophilus, Strain NCA 1518 (ATCC® 7953™)


Bacillus sp., Strain 1180 (ATCC® 39152™)


Bacillus licheniformis, Strain NRS 712 (ATCC® 9945™)



















  1. Fritz, D. “Taxonomy of the Genus Bacillus and Related Genera: the Aerobic Endospore-Forming Bacteria.” Phytopathology 94 (2004): 1245-1248. PubMed: 18944461.
  2. Smith, N. R., et al. “Type Cultures and Proposed Neotype Cultures of Some Species in the Genus Bacillus.” J. Gen. Microbiol. 34 (1964): 269-272. PubMed: 14135533.

Image:  Scanning electron micrograph of Bacillus cereus (M. Das Murtey, P. Ramasamy/ CC BY-SA 3.0)

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