Actinomyces ruminicola sp. nov., isolated from cattle rumen.


Two obligate anaerobic bacterial strains, B71(T) and D471, were isolated from cattle rumen. The novel strains were Gram-positive and rod-shaped. The strains hydrolysed xylan and starch, fermented some mono-, di- and oligosaccharides and produced formic, acetic and lactic acids as end products from glucose. Growth of the isolates was observed at 20-55… (More)