Mucinivorans hirudinis gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic, mucin-degrading bacterium isolated from the digestive tract of the medicinal leech Hirudo verbana.

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Three anaerobic bacterial strains were isolated from the digestive tract of the medicinal leech Hirudo verbana, using mucin as the primary carbon and energy source. These strains, designated M3(T), M4 and M6, were Gram-stain-negative, non-spore-forming and non-motile. Cells were elongated bacilli approximately 2.4 µm long and 0.6 µm wide. Growth only… (More)
DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.000052

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@article{Nelson2015MucinivoransHG, title={Mucinivorans hirudinis gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic, mucin-degrading bacterium isolated from the digestive tract of the medicinal leech Hirudo verbana.}, author={Michael C. Nelson and Lindsey Bomar and Michele A. Maltz and J{\"o}rg Graf}, journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology}, year={2015}, volume={65 Pt 3}, pages={990-5} }