- Facultative anaerobe or aerobic spore-forming usually Gram-positive rods.
- Ubiquitous in decayed organic matter and soil. Some species are part of normal human flora.
- Potential human pathogens include B. cereus (most common), B. subtilis, B. megaterium, B. circulans, B. sphaericus.
- B. cereus is typically susceptible to vancomycin, fluoroquinolones, carbapenems and gentamicin.
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