Bacillus Unknown

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Domain; Phylum; Class; Order; family [Others may be used. Use NCBI link to find]


NCBI: Taxonomy

Genus species

Habitat Information

  • Types of Soil Organism was Found In:
  *Heiden Clay, 5-8% slopes, eroded (most common)
  *Houston Black Clay, 1-3% slopes

Air Temp: 83 Degrees Fahrenheit/ 28 Degrees Celsius Humidity: 32 % 24 hr. Rainfall: 0.00in Pressure: 30.11 in/ 1018.5mb (sea level) Solar Radiation: 22.49 (mj/m^2) Wind at 4am: 2.06mph Wind at 4pm: 2.77mph

  • Soil Location Description:
 *Soil was taken from directly under a tree at Cabana Beach Apartments in San Marcos, Texas. This area is a very open area and gets water daily from sprinklers. The water it gets daily is minimal, so it does dry quickly. The soil was a very dark brown color. Had almost a dry dirt look and feel to it.


Description and Significance

Describe the appearance (colonial and cellular), possible antimicrobial activity etc. of the organism, and why the organism might be significant.

  • Description:
  • Whiteish color, shiny, raised and semi flat

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Genome Structure

Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes? Circular or linear? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence? Include S Ribosomal sequence that you obtained from PCR and sequencing here.

Cell Structure, Metabolism and Life Cycle

Interesting features of cell structure; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.

Physiology and Pathogenesis

Biochemical characteristics, enzymes made, other characteristics that may be used to identify the organism; contributions to environment (if any).
If relevant, how does this organism cause disease? Human, animal, plant hosts? Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.


[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.


Page authored by _____, student of Prof. Kristine Hollingsworth at Austin Community College.