Bacillus Subtilis is a rod-shaped, gram-positive, spore-forming bacteria. It is non-pathogenic and safe for human consumption qualified as GRAS in the US and also qualifies the criteria of QPS as per EFSA. Bacillus subtilis spores are very tough and stable making it the probiotic of choice in the animal feed, food, and aquaculture industry.
Bacillus Subtilis is a probiotic that has the potential to improve the immune response and growth performance in animals (Cattle / Poultry / Pigs etc.) and fishes. Bacillus subtilis secretes different enzymes (Table1) which convert complex substrates into easily available nutrients thereby increasing the availability of easy-to-digest nutrients to animals. This also increases the feed conversion ratio.
Bacillus Subtilis is considered the best studied Gram-positive bacterium and a model organism in the study of bacterial chromosome replication and cell differentiation.
Bacillus Subtilis is often used as a probiotic preparation in the treatment or prevention of intestinal disorders. It is also used to produce antibiotics, as a fungicide, and in alternative medicine.