Clostridium phytofermentans sp. nov., a cellulolytic mesophile from forest soil.

  title={Clostridium phytofermentans sp. nov., a cellulolytic mesophile from forest soil.},
  author={Thomas A Warnick and Barbara A. Meth{\'e} and Susan B. Leschine},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  volume={52 Pt 4},
An obligately anaerobic, mesophilic, cellulolytic bacterium, strain ISDgT, was isolated from forest soil. Cells of this isolate stained Gram-negative, despite possessing a Gram-positive cell-wall ultrastructure, and were motile, straight rods that formed spherical terminal spores that swelled the sporangium. Cellulose, pectin, polygalacturonic acid, starch, xylan, arabinose, cellobiose, fructose, galactose, gentiobiose, glucose, lactose, maltose, mannose, ribose and xylose supported growth. The… CONTINUE READING


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