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What are some examples of spore forming bacteria?

Spore-forming bacteria include Bacillus (aerobic) and Clostridium (anaerobic) species. The spores of these species are dormant bodies that carry all the genetic material as is found in the vegetative form, but do not have an active metabolism.

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Also, how do you kill spore forming bacteria?

Chemical disinfectants can kill bacteria, but they do not destroy their spores. A process called sterilization destroys spores and bacteria. It is done at high temperatures and under high pressures. In health care settings, sterilization is usually done using a device called an autoclave.

Furthermore, are all bacillus spore formers? INTRODUCTION. The gram-positive spore-forming bacilli are the Bacillus and Clostridium species. These bacilli are ubiquitous, and because they form spores, they can survive in the environment for many years. Bacillus species are aerobes and the Clostridium species are anaerobes (see also Chapter 21).

Also to know is, where do spore forming bacteria grow?

Endospores are commonly found in soil and water, where they may survive for long periods of time. A variety of different microorganisms form "spores" or "cysts," but the endospores of low G+C gram-positive bacteria are by far the most resistant to harsh conditions.

What is a non spore forming bacteria?

Non-Spore-Forming Bacteria. Non-spore-forming bacteria generally have low pathogenicity when they occur in the digestive tract of an insect, but may be very pathogenic if they are able to enter the insect's hemocoel.

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