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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Subclass: Actinobacteridae
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Actinomycineae
Family: Actinomycetaceae
Genus: Mobiluncus

Mobiluncus is a genus of gram-negative,[1] anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria. While this species of bacterium possesses a cell wall with structural similarity to other gram-positive cell walls, upon gram stain these bacteria may be stained either gram-negative or gram-variable.

Its organisms are found in the human vagina, particularly in association with Gardnerella vaginalis[citation needed] in cases of bacterial vaginosis.[2]


  1. ^ Medical Microbiology 5th Edition, Patrick R. Murray, PhD
  2. ^ Schwebke JR, Lawing LF (April 2001). "Prevalence of Mobiluncus spp among women with and without bacterial vaginosis as detected by polymerase chain reaction". Sex Transm Dis 28 (4): 195–9. doi:10.1097/00007435-200104000-00002. PMID 11318249.