- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 34, Issue 4
f Emendation of the Genus Acetivibrio and Description of Acetivibrio cellulosolvens sp. nov., a Nonmotile Cellulolytic Mesophile †
- Authors: A. W. Khan*, Erin Meek, L. C. Sowden, J. Ross Colvin
- *Corresponding author.
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, October 1984 34: 419-422, doi: 10.1099/00207713-34-4-419
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Published Online:
The genus Acetivibrio is emended to include nonmotile, gram-negative, obligately anaerobic rods that produce acetic acid and ethanol from fermentation of carbohydrates. A new species, Acetivibrio cellulosolvens, which was isolated from a cellulose-enriched culture of sludge, is described. The colonies on agar are entire, raised, and cream colored. The cells are straight rods, gram-negative, nonsporeforming, and nonmotile. The isolate which we studied ferments cellobiose, cellulose, esculin, and salicin and does not require yeast extract or rumen fluid for growth. The major end products produced from cellobiose or cellulose are acetic acid, ethanol, CO2, and H2. Lactic acid and glucose also are produced in small amounts. The type strain of A. cellulosolvens is strains BAS (= NRC 2936).
Issued as National Research Council of Canada paper 23597.
Copyright © 1984 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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