The Family Caldicoprobacteraceae

  • Amel Bouanane-Darenfed
  • Marie-Laure Fardeau
  • Bernard Ollivier
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The family Caldicoprobacteraceae belongs to the order Clostridiales, phylum Firmicutes. It embraces the genus Caldicoprobacter which contains three recognized species: C. oshimai, C. algeriensis, and C. guelmensis, together with Acetomicrobium faecale which should be reclassified within the genus Caldicoprobacter as C. faecale, comb. nov. Members of the family are defined by a wide range of morphological and chemotaxonomic properties including the cellular fatty acids content. They are all strictly anaerobic thermophilic heterotrophic rod-shaped bacteria using sugars, but not proteinaceous compounds. Members of the family are found in herbivore feces and terrestrial hot springs.


Organic Matter Degradation Beechwood Xylan Sheep Feces Peptidoglycan Type Proteinaceous Compound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amel Bouanane-Darenfed
    • 1
  • Marie-Laure Fardeau
    • 2
  • Bernard Ollivier
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculté de Biologie, Laboratoire de Biologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire (Equipe de Microbiologie)Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, Bab ezzouarAlgerAlgérie
  2. 2.Aix-Marseille Université, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, CNRS/INSU, IRD, MIO, UM 110MarseilleFrance

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