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Table 1 Classification and general features of B. smithii DSM 4216T according to MIGS standards

From: Complete genome sequence of thermophilic Bacillus smithii type strain DSM 4216T

MIGS ID Property Term Evidence codea
  Classification Domain Bacteria TAS [30]
Phylum Firmicutes TAS [3133]
Class Bacilli TAS [34, 35]
Order Bacillales TAS [36, 37]
Family Bacillaceae TAS [37, 38]
Genus Bacillus TAS [3739]
Species Bacillus smithii TAS [2]
Type strain: DSM 4216T  
Gram stain Positiveb TAS [2]
Cell shape Rod IDA (Fig. 1), TAS [2]
Motility Motile TAS [2]
Sporulation Terminal or sub terminal, oval or cylindrical endospores, non-swollen to slightly swollen sporangia IDA (Fig. 1), TAS [2]
Temperature range 25–65 °C TAS [2]
Optimum temperature 55 °C IDA
pH range; Optimum 5.5–6.8; 6.5 TAS [2], IDA
Carbon source D-glucose, D-xylose, L-xylose, L-arabinose, D-ribose, glycerol, D-adonitol, D-fructose, L-sorbose, D-galactose, L-rhamnose, inositol, D-mannitol, sucrose, D-trehalose, xylitol, Methyl-α-D-glucopyranoside, esculin, salicin, D-maltose, D-turanose, D-lyxose, D-tagatose, D-arabitol, K-gluconate, K-5-ketogluconate IDA(API), TAS [2]
MIGS-6 Habitat Type strain: cheese. Other strains: evaporated milk, canned food, compost, hot spring soil, sugar beet juice from extraction installations. TAS [2, 911]
MIGS-6.3 Salinity Not in 3 % NaCl (w/v) TAS [2]
MIGS-22 Oxygen requirement Facultative anaerobe TAS [2]
MIGS-15 Biotic relationship Free-living TAS [2]
MIGS-14 Pathogenicity Non-pathogen TAS [12, 13]
MIGS-4 Geographic location USA TAS [2, 40]
MIGS-5 Sample collection ~1946 TAS [2, 40]
MIGS-4.1 Latitude Unknown  
MIGS-4.2 Longitude Unknown  
MIGS-4.4 Altitude Unknown  
  1. aEvidence codes – IDA: Inferred from Direct Assay; TAS: Traceable Author Statement (i.e., a direct report exists in the literature); NAS: Non-traceable Author Statement (i.e., not directly observed for the living, isolated sample, but based on a generally accepted property for the species, or anecdotal evidence). These evidence codes are from the Gene Ontology project
  2. bAs described in the species description by Nakamura et al.: “Young cells of both groups were Gram positive. With increasing age the cells became Gram variable and finally Gram negative. The KOH and aminopeptidase tests were negative, as is typical for Gram-positive organisms.”