Thorsen, Line4; Munk Hansen, Bjarne4; Nielsen, Kristian Fog2; Bohsen Hendriksen, Niels4; Phipps, Richard Kerry2; Bjørn Budde, Birgitte4
1 Center for Microbial Biotechnology, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark3 Center for Mikrobial Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark4 unknown
Cereulide production has until now been restricted to the species Bacillus cereus. Here we report on two psychrotolerant Bacillus weihenstephanensis strains, MC67 and MC118, that produce cereulide. The strains are atypical with regard to pheno- and genotypic characteristics normally used for identification of emetic B. cereus strains. MC67 and MC118 produced cereulide at temperatures of as low as 8°C.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2006, Vol 72, Issue 7, p. 5118-5121