Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 1241

Type strain: Yes

Species: Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus

Strain Designation: C-11

Culture col. no.: DSM 16731, JCM 9152

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BacDive-ID: 1241

DSM-Number: 16731

keywords: gram-variable, mesophilic, spore-forming, aerobe, Bacteria, 16S sequence, genome sequence, motile, rod-shaped

description: Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus C-11 is an aerobe, spore-forming, mesophilic bacterium that was isolated from soil.

strain history: <- Y. Nogi <- Y. Ikura, K. Horikoshi; C-11

doi: 10.13145/bacdive1241.20201210.5

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/firmicutes
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Firmicutes
  • class: Bacilli
  • order: Caryophanales
  • family: Bacillaceae
  • genus: Alkalihalobacillus
  • species: Alkalihalobacillus hemicellulosilyticus
  • full scientific name: Alkalihalobacillus hemicellulosilyticus corrig. (Nogi et al. 2005) Patel and Gupta 2020
  • synonyms

    20215Alkalihalobacillus haemicellulosilyticus
    20215Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus

@ref: 6497

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Firmicutes

class: Bacilli

order: Bacillales

family: Bacillaceae

genus: Bacillus

species: Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus

full scientific name: Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus Nogi et al. 2005

strain designation: C-11

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 31483
  • gram stain: variable
  • cell length: 4 µm
  • cell width: 0.4 µm
  • cell shape: rod-shaped
  • motility: yes

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

6497CASO AGAR (MERCK 105458) (DSMZ Medium 220), + 1/10 Na-sesquicarbonate solution, (see medium 31)yes
40093MEDIUM 291 - for Bacillus hortiyesDistilled water make up to (900.000 ml);Magnesium sulphate heptahydrate (0.200 g);Agar (15.000 g);Glucose (10.000 g);Yeast extract (5.000 g);Potassium di-hydrogen phosphate (1.000 g);Polypeptone (5.000 g);Sodium carbonate solution - M00442 (100.000 ml)

culture temp


culture pH


Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

  • @ref: 31483
  • oxygen tolerance: aerobe

spore formation

  • @ref: 31483
  • spore formation: yes


@refsaltgrowthtested relationconcentration
31483NaClpositivegrowth0-13 %
31483NaClpositiveoptimum7.5 %


  • @ref: 31483
  • observation: aggregates in clumps

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested
3148317057cellobiose+carbon source
3148328757fructose+carbon source
3148317234glucose+carbon source
3148317716lactose+carbon source
3148317306maltose+carbon source
3148329864mannitol+carbon source
3148337684mannose+carbon source
3148328053melibiose+carbon source
3148316634raffinose+carbon source
3148317814salicin+carbon source
3148330911sorbitol+carbon source
3148317992sucrose+carbon source
3148327082trehalose+carbon source
3148353424tween 20+carbon source
3148353423tween 40+carbon source
3148353425tween 60+carbon source


  • @ref: 31483
  • value: catalase
  • activity: +
  • ec:

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


  • @ref: 6497
  • sample type: soil
  • geographic location: Saitama
  • country: Japan
  • JPN
  • continent: Asia

isolation source categories

  • Cat1: #Environmental
  • Cat2: #Terrestrial
  • Cat3: #Soil

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 6497
  • biosafety level: 1
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

  • @ref: 6497
  • description: Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus gene for 16S rRNA
  • accession: AB043846
  • length: 1535
  • database: ena
  • NCBI tax ID: 127886

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus JCM 9152GCA_000513115contigncbi1236971
66792Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus JCM 9152GCA_001315065contigncbi1236971
66792Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus JCM 91521236971.4wgspatric1236971
66792Bacillus hemicellulosilyticus JCM 91521236971.3wgspatric1236971

GC content

  • @ref: 6497
  • GC-content: 36.8

External links

@ref: 6497

culture collection no.: DSM 16731, JCM 9152

straininfo link



6497Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 16731)
20215D.Gleim, M.Kracht, N.Weiss et. al. Nomenclature Up-to-date - compilation of all names of Bacteria and Archaea, validly published according to the Bacteriological Code since 1. Jan. 1980, and validly published nomenclatural changes since
20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
31483Barberan A, Caceres Velazquez H, Jones S, Fierer N.10.1128/mSphere.00237-17Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information27781
40093Curators of the CIP
66792Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg Overmann annotated for the DiASPora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)