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Description of GracilibacillusThis genus erected to accommodate species previously assigned to Bacillus, but differing from core Bacillus taxa in sequence characteristics and physiology. described by Waino M, Tindall BJ, Schumann P, Ingvorsen K. 1999. Gracilibacillus gen. nov., with description of Gracilibacillus halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov.; transfer of Bacillus dipsosauri to Gracilibacillus dipsosauri comb. nov., and Bacillus salexigens to the genus Salibacillus gen. nov., as Salibacillus salexigens comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1999 Apr;49 Pt 2:821-31.