Description of Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus gen. nov., sp. nov

An obligately anaerobic, extremely thermophilic, cellulolytic bacterium

F. A. Rainey*, A. M. Donnison, P. H. Janssen, D. Saul, A. Rodrigo, P. L. Bergquist, R. M. Daniel, E. Stackebrandt, H. W. Morgan

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Abstract

A new obligately anaerobic, extremely thermophilic, cellulolytic bacterium is described. The strain designated Tp8T 6331 is differentiated from thermophilic cellulolytic clostridia on the basis of physiological characteristics and phylogenetic position within the Bacillus/Clostridium subphylum of the Gram-positive bacteria. Strain Tp8T 6331 is assigned to a new genus Caldicellulosiruptor, as Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus gen., nov., sp. nov.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume120
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 'Caldocellum saccharolyticum'
  • 16S rDNA
  • Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus
  • Cellulolytic
  • Gram-positive
  • Phylogeny
  • Thermophilic

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    Rainey, F. A., Donnison, A. M., Janssen, P. H., Saul, D., Rodrigo, A., Bergquist, P. L., ... Morgan, H. W. (1994). Description of Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus gen. nov., sp. nov: An obligately anaerobic, extremely thermophilic, cellulolytic bacterium. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 120(3), 263-266.