Transfer of thermobacteroides leptospartum and Clostridium thermolacticum as Clostridium stercorarium subsp. leptospartum subsp. thermolacticum subsp. nov., comb. nov. and C. stercorarium subsp. thermolacticum subsp. nov., comb. nov.
16S rRNA sequencing and sequence analysis of the sole member of the genus Thermobacteroides, Thermobacteroides leptospartum, revealed that it was related to members of cluster III (according to the scheme of Collins et al. 1994) represented exclusively by cellulolytic Clostridium species. Phenotypic studies indicated that Thermobacteroides leptospartum was… (More)