ma.cy’ae. N.L. gen. fem. n.macyae, of Macy, named after the professor Joan M. Macy, Chair of Microbiology, La Trobe University, in tribute to her research in the area of environment microbiology
Bacillusmacyae is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Bacillus.
The type strain JCM 12340 does not appear in the JCM on-line catalogue of strains. According to the JCM, the stock culture of JCM 12340 does not grow. — Sakamoto M. Personal communication, 2010-01-27.