Bacillus Globigii lives in soils around the world and can readily be found in samplings of wind-borne dust particles.
Bacillus Globigii also known as Bacillus Subtilis, its more modern name. The National Institutes of Health’s Centers for Disease Control lists Bacillus Globigii as a “Class 1″ organism, meaning it is harmless and non-pathogenic to humans. It can be purchased commercially and has been used for decades in biological studies. Bacillus Globigii has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions, making it a perfect surrogate for testing systems and procedures against Bacillus Anthracis. Bacillus Globigii is also often used as the Gram-positive equivalent of Escherichia Coli, an extensively studied Gram-negative rod.