Bacillus megaterium is an extremely large gram positive, spore forming, rod shaped bacteria. B. megaterium is a soil organism which is mainly aerobic and found in widely diverse habitats. It produces lipase, protease and also PHB.
Ideal for practical investigations into antibiotic efficacy.
ACDP Hazard Group 1
All Darwin's bacteria are derived from strains held by the British National Culture Collection (NCTC). These cultures are then sub-cultured before being applied to slopes and sold into schools and colleges across the UK. By sub-culturing we are able to supply quality bacteria at affordable prices. Our bacteria is a maximum of 4 passages away from the Culture Collection’s original. If you require fewer passages, or are purchasing for non-educational purposes, please purchase directly from the NCTC.
Made by Darwin Biological in the UK under licence from the UK Health Security Agency, formerly Public Health England. NCTC is the trade mark of UKHSA.
Culture is supplied on a nutrient agar slope in a glass screw top universal bottle. Store in a fridge (2-8°C), bring to room temperature prior to use. Culture around 25°C.
Please note: All bacteria are sold at customer's own risk and appropriate risk assessments must be completed under COSHH before proceeding, considering both the ACDP and COSHH regulations, but also considering the risk to young people as a susceptible group. No responsibility will be taken for any accidents resulting from misuse. Cultures are non-returnable. For UK educational purposes only. Not for human consumption.