Growth requirements and fermentation products of Fusobacterium prausnitzii, and a proposal to reclassify it as Faecalibacterium prausnitzii gen. nov., comb. nov.

  title={Growth requirements and fermentation products of Fusobacterium prausnitzii, and a proposal to reclassify it as Faecalibacterium prausnitzii gen. nov., comb. nov.},
  author={Sylvia H. Duncan and Georgina L. Hold and Hermie J. M. Harmsen and Colin S. Stewart and Harry James Flint},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  volume={52 Pt 6},
  • S. DuncanG. Hold H. Flint
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Biology
  • International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology
Two newly isolated strains of obligately anaerobic bacteria from human faeces are shown here to be related to Fusobacterium prausnitzii, which is regarded as one of the most abundant colonizers of the human colon. These strains, along with Fusobacterium prausnitzii ATCC 27768(T) and 27766, are non-motile and produce butyrate, formate and lactate, but not hydrogen as fermentation products. A new finding is that all four strains produce D-lactate, but not L-lactate. The strains have a requirement… 

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