Clostridium ljungdahlii

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Clostridium ljungdahlii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Clostridia
Family: Clostridiaceae
Genus: Clostridium
Species: Cl. ljungdahlii
Binomial name
Clostridium ljungdahlii
Tanner et al. 1993

Clostridium ljungdahlii is an anaerobic, rod-shaped, motile, endospore-forming, gram-positive bacterium.[1] it is named after Lars G. Ljungdahl.[2]

This species can ferment certain components of syngas into ethanol.[3] It also possesses properties of electrosynthesis, producing acetate on cathodes.


  1. ^ Tanner, R.S., L.M. Miller, and D. Yang (1993) Clostridium ljungdahlii sp. nov., an acetogenic species in clostridial rRNA homology group I. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 43:232-6.
  2. ^, list of prokaryotic names with standing nomenclature.
  3. ^ Younesi, H., G. Najafpour, and A.R. Mohamed (2005) Ethanol and acetate production from synthesis gas via fermentation processes using anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium ljungdahlii. Biochem. Eng. J. 27:110-119


  • "Clostridium ljungdahlii (Tanner et al. 1993)". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
  • UniProt. "Clostridium ljungdahlii". Retrieved 2011-02-03.

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