Summary of the presence of a given species in the different sample categoriesa

IdentificationPresence (%)
Raw milkFodderGreen cropMilking equipmentOverall
Bacillus barbaricus 1.20.3
Bacillus cereus group2.30.6
Bacillus circulans
Bacillus farraginis b 8.616.32.96.9
Bacillus flexus 1.20.3
Bacillus fordii b
Bacillus fortis b
Bacillus licheniformis
Bacillus oleronius
Bacillus pallidus
Bacillus smithii
Bacillus sphaericus 0.70.2
Bacillus sporothermodurans
Bacillus subtilis group1.
Bacillus thermoamylovorans
Bacillus sp.c0.40.1
Bacillus sp. nov. B3.03.91.7
Bacillus sp. nov. C6.01.41.9
Bacillus sp. nov. D0.61.20.4
Bacillus sp. nov. E0.70.2
Bacillus sp. nov. K4.71.2
Aneurinibacillus aneurinilyticus
Aneurinibacillus thermoaerophilus
Brevibacillus agri
Brevibacillus borstelensis
Brevibacillus brevis 0.70.2
Brevibacillus spp.
Brevibacillus sp. nov. H2.70.7
Geobacillus spp.5.911.64.4
Paenibacillus lactis b
Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus 2.20.5
Paenibacillus sp.d2.90.7
Paenibacillus sp. nov. G1.24.71.5
Paenibacillus sp. nov. I1.40.4
Paenibacillus sp. nov. J3.02.01.2
Paenibacillus sp. nov. L0.60.2
Paenibacillus sp. nov. M2.40.6
Paenibacillus sp. nov. N0.40.1
Virgibacillus proomii 3.60.9
Virgibacillus sp. nov. A0.80.2
Virgibacillus sp. nov. F5.41.4
Ureibacillus thermosphaericus
No identificatione4.
  • a All FAME, ARDRA, and 16S rRNA gene sequence data were considered.

  • b P. lactis, B. farraginis, B. fortis, and B. fordii were described as new species following their isolation in this study (36, 38).

  • c Strain R-6685 could not be attributed to the three new species B. farraginis, B. fortis, and B. fordii (38) and is therefore designated as Bacillus sp.

  • d Four strains (R-6440, R-6441, R-6449, and R-6461) clustered together with P. lactis isolates in FAME but are reported as Paenibacillus sp. because a taxonomic study excluded them from P. lactis (36).

  • e Strains which held a single position in the FAME clustering of a given sample category and were not further analyzed or strains which clustered together with B. sporothermodurans strains in FAME but reacted negatively in a PCR with the primers described by Scheldeman et al. (37).