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Table 1 Biochemical, morphological, and growth characteristics of thermophilic bacterial isolates PW1 and PW2

From: Endoglucanase gene of M42 aminopeptidase/endoglucanase family from thermophilic Bacillus sp. PW1 and PW2 isolated from Tattapani hot spring, Himachal Pradesh, India

Parameter Bacillus sp. PW1 Bacillus sp. PW2
Cell morphology Small rods Long rods
Pigmentation Cream White
Gram’s reaction + +
Catalase + +
Oxidase + +
Nitrate + +
Urease +
Glutaminase +
Motility + +
Optimum pH (range) 8 (6–9) 8 (6–9)
Optimum temperature (range) 80 °C (60–80 °C) 80 °C (60–80 °C)
Carbon source Galactose Glucose
Nitrogen source Ammonium chloride Tryptone