Acidaminococcus

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Acidaminococcus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Negativicutes
Order: Selenomonadales
Family: Acidaminococcaceae
Genus: Acidaminococcus
Type species
A. fermentans

Acidaminococcus is a genus in the phylum Firmicutes (Bacteria), whose members are anaerobic diplococci that can use amino acids as the sole energy source for growth.[1] Like other members of the class Negativicutes, they are gram-negative, despite being Firmicutes, which are normally gram-positive.

Etymology[edit]

The name Acidaminococcus derives from:
New Latin noun acidum (from Latin adjective acidus, sour), an acid; New Latin adjective aminus, amino; New Latin masculine gender noun coccus (from Greek masculine gender noun kokkos (κόκκος), grain, seed), coccus-shaped; New Latin masculine gender noun Acidaminococcus, the amino acid coccus.[2]

Species[edit]

The genus contains 2 species (including basonyms and synonyms), namely[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classification of Genera AC entry in LPSN [Euzéby, J.P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet". Int J Syst Bacteriol. 47 (2): 590–2. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ]
  2. ^ a b Acidaminococcus entry in LPSN [Euzéby, J.P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet". Int J Syst Bacteriol. 47 (2): 590–2. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  4. ^ Jumas-Bilak, E.; Carlier, J. -P.; Jean-Pierre, H.; Mory, F.; Teyssier, C.; Gay, B.; Campos, J.; Marchandin, H. (2007). "Acidaminococcus intestini sp. Nov., isolated from human clinical samples". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57 (10): 2314–2319. PMID 17911303. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64883-0.