Bacillus and relatives in foodborne illness

  title={Bacillus and relatives in foodborne illness},
  author={Niall A. Logan},
  journal={Journal of Applied Microbiology},
  • N. A. Logan
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Biology
  • Journal of Applied Microbiology
Species of Bacillus and related genera have long been troublesome to food producers on account of their resistant endospores. These organisms have undergone huge taxonomic changes in the last 30 years, with numbers of genera and species now standing at 56 and over 545, respectively. Despite this expansion, relatively few new species have been isolated from infections, few are associated with food and no important new agents of foodborne illness have been reported. What has changed is our… 
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