Bacillus cereus produces most emetic toxin at lower temperatures.

  title={Bacillus cereus produces most emetic toxin at lower temperatures.},
  author={William J. J. Finlay and Niall A Logan and Alastair D Sutherland},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  volume={31 5},
Seven emetic toxin-producing strains of Bacillus cereus were examined for toxin production in Skim Milk Medium at incubation temperatures ranging from 10 to 50 degrees C. Minimum and maximum growth temperatures were found to be 12 and 46 degrees C, respectively. At 12 and 15 degrees C, levels of toxin production were significantly higher (P < 0.01) than that observed at 30 degrees C, while no toxin was produced above 37 degrees C. Increased levels of sporulation were observed at increased… CONTINUE READING