The Family Caldicoprobacteraceae
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.
KeywordsOrganic Matter Degradation Beechwood Xylan Sheep Feces Peptidoglycan Type Proteinaceous Compound
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