Description of Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus gen. nov., sp. nov: An obligately anaerobic, extremely thermophilic, cellulolytic bacterium

Journal Article

A new obligately anaerobic, extremely thermophilic, cellulolytic bacterium is described. The strain designated Tp8T 6331 is differentiated from thermophilic cellulolytic clostridia on the basis of physiological characteristics and phylogenetic position within the Bacillus/Clostridium subphylum of the Gram-positive bacteria. Strain Tp8T 6331 is assigned to a new genus Caldicellulosiruptor, as Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus gen., nov., sp. nov. © 1994.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rainey, FA; Donnison, AM; Janssen, PH; Saul, D; Rodrigo, A; Bergquist, PL; Daniel, RM; Stackebrandt, E; Morgan, HW

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 120 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 266

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-1097

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0378-1097(94)90481-2