The Genus Virgibacillus
The genus Virgibacillus, belongs to the family Bacillaceae, within the phylum Firmicutes. The members of this genus are widely found in many habitats and the currently described species have been mostly isolated from saline environments. As of January 2014, this genus includes a total of 27 species with validly published names. In this chapter, the historical and current taxonomy have been reviewed along with molecular and phenotypic analyses. Also the preservation procedures and maintenance are described. Finally applications of members of the genus Virgibacillus are also addressed.
KeywordsGenus Bacillus Fish Sauce Amplify rDNA Restriction Analysis Hemicentrotus Pulcherrimus Reduce Salt Content
The work of authors was supported by grants from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CGL2010-19303, CGL2013-46941-P) and the Junta de Andalucía (P10-CVI-6226). FEDER funds also supported authors’ research.
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