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Paenibacillus macerans
Paenibacillus macerans
Small semi-transparent, grey colonies. Paenibacillus means bacillus-like.

General characteristics: Gram-positive, gram-variable or gram-negative spore-forming large rods with a diameter < 0.9 µm. Catalase-positive. Attacks sugars by fermentation and gas is produced although not in as great quantities as for Clostridia species. Motile.
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