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bacilli

 [bah-sil´i] (L.)
plural of bacillus.
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ba·cil·li

(bă-sil'ī),
Plural of bacillus.
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ba·cil·li

(bă-sil'ī)
Plural of bacillus.
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Ba·cil·lus

(bă-sil'ŭs)
A genus of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, spore-forming, ordinarily motile bacteria; these organisms are chemoheterotrophic and are found primarily in soil. A few species are animal pathogens; some species evoke antibody production.
[L. dim. of baculus, rod, staff]

ba·cil·lus

, bacilli (bă-sil'ŭs, -'ī)
1. A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the bacterial genus Bacillus.
2. Term used to refer to any rod-shaped bacterium.
[L. dim. of baculus, a rod, staff]
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Synonyms: Stauroneis bacillum Grunow 1860; Navicula fasciata Lagerstedt 1873; Caloneis fasciata (Lagerstedt) Cleve1894; Caloneis bacillaris (Gregory) Cleve 1894
varians (12.54 [+ or -] 0.73%), Navicula bacillum (11.37 [+ or -] 1.18%), Cyclotella comta (10.89 [+ or -] 1.32%), and Nitzschiafiliforms (11.32 [+ or -]0.85%).
Dandekar AM, McGranaham GH, Vail PV, Uratsu SL, Leslie CA, Tebbet JS (1994) Low levels of expression of wild type Bacillum thurigiensis var kurstaki cry 1 (c) sequences in transgenic walnut somatic embryos.