Family of Gram-positive bacteria. Most of these bacteria have a rod-like shape and are aerobic, i.e. they require oxygen for their metabolism. Under certain conditions, for example lack of nutrients or unfavourable temperatures, Bacillaceae develop dormant forms called endospores.
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