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Why is bacillus subtilis able to grow after exposure to even 80 degrees Fahrenheit?

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03/20/2011

The simple answer is that Bacillus is capable of producing endospores. Endospores can withstand a wider variety of extreme conditions that would be harmful to other cells - such as radiation, abrasion, extremes of heat and cold, and lack of nutrients and water.