Table 4.

Species designationsa

Bacillus strainAPI score16S rRNA identification
% IDbTc
Lactipanplus 61.6 B. subtilis 0.73 B. subtilis
DomuvarURd B. clausii
Bactisubtil97.9 B. cereus 0.62 B. cereus
Subtyl79.2 B. cereus 0.98 B. vietnami
Biosubtyl “Dalat”97.9 B. cereus 0.62 B. cereus
PY7988.8 B. subtilis 0.9 B. subtilis
  • a Species identification using either the API 50 CH kit, as described in Materials and Methods, or sequencing of the entire 16S rRNA genes and analysis for homologous sequences (Fig.4).

  • b Percent similarity, i.e., how closely the profile corresponds to the taxon relative to all the other taxa in the database.

  • c The T index, i.e., how closely the profile corresponds to the most typical set of reactions for each taxon.

  • d UR, unrecognizable using the API 50 CH kit.