Title

Family I. Opitutaceae

Editors

N.R. Krieg; J.T. Staley; B.P. Hedlund; B.J. Paster; N. Ward; W. Ludwig; and W.B. Whitman

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Volume

4

Issue

2

First page number:

820

Abstract

Cocci or coccobacilli that are 0.4-0.9 µm in diameter. Non-sporeforming. Motile via a single flagellum. Gram-stain-negative. Colonies are nonpigmented. Facultatively or obligately anaerobic. Mesophilic or moderately thermophilic. Chemoorganotrophic. Ferment mono- and disaccharides to organic acids with or without production of H2 and C02. Peptides and amino acids are not fermented.

Keywords

Bacteria – Physiology; Opitutaceae

Disciplines

Bacteriology | Life Sciences | Microbial Physiology | Microbiology

Language

English


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