Table 1: Morphological and biochemical properties of Bacillus sp. MA20 and Bacillus sp. MA21.

CharacteristicsBacillus sp. MA20Bacillus sp. MA21

Morphological
  ShapeRodsRods
 Gram stainG+veG+ve
 MotilityMotileMotile
 spore formation+ve+ve
Growth
 Growth temperature15°C–50°C15°C–60°C
 Growth pH5–85–8
Biochemical tests
 Oxidase+ve+ve
 Catalase+ve+ve
 Voges-Proskauer+ve+ve
 Indol production −ve −ve
 Nitrate reduced to nitrite+ve+ve
Hydrolysis of
 Casein+ve+ve
 Gelatin+ve+ve
 Wool+ve+ve
 Starch+ve+ve
Acid from
 Glucose+ve+ve
 Arabinose+ve+ve
 Xylose+ve+ve
 Mannitol+ve+ve
 Gas from glucose −ve −ve
Utilization of
 Citrate+ve+ve
 Propionate −ve −ve