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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Clostridia
Order: Clostridiales
Family: Clostridiaceae
Genus: Anaerobacter
Duda et al. 1996[1]

Anaerobacter polyendosporus[1]

Anaerobacter is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria related to Clostridium. They are anaerobic chemotrophs and are unusual spore-formers as they produce more than one spore per bacterial cell (up to five).[2] They fix nitrogen. Their G+C content is 29%.[3] Only one species of this genus (Anaerobacter polyendosporus) has been described.[1]


  1. ^ a b c LPSN
  2. ^ Siunov A, Nikitin D, Suzina N, Dmitriev V, Kuzmin N, Duda V (1999). "Phylogenetic status of Anaerobacter polyendosporus, an anaerobic, polysporogenic bacterium." (PDF). Int J Syst Bacteriol. 49 (3): 1119–24. doi:10.1099/00207713-49-3-1119. PMID 10425769. 
  3. ^ Madigan M; Martinko J, eds. (2005). Brock Biology of Microorganisms (11th ed.). Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-144329-1.