The Fibrobacteres: an Important Phylum of Cellulose-Degrading Bacteria

@article{RansomJones2011TheFA,
  title={The Fibrobacteres: an Important Phylum of Cellulose-Degrading Bacteria},
  author={Emma Ransom-Jones and David Edward Laurence Jones and Alan J. McCarthy and James E McDonald},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={63},
  pages={267-281}
}
The phylum Fibrobacteres currently comprises one formal genus, Fibrobacter, and two cultured species, Fibrobacter succinogenes and Fibrobacter intestinalis, that are recognised as major bacterial degraders of lignocellulosic material in the herbivore gut. Historically, members of the genus Fibrobacter were thought to only occupy mammalian intestinal tracts. However, recent 16S rRNA gene-targeted molecular approaches have demonstrated that novel centres of variation within the genus Fibrobacter… CONTINUE READING