Clostridium ramosum

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Clostridium ramosum
Scientific classification
Cl. ramosum
Binomial name
Clostridium ramosum
(Veillon and Zuber 1898)
Holdeman et al. 1971, nom. approb.[1]

Clostridium ramosum is an anaerobic, non-motile, thin, spore-forming, gram-positive bacterium that is among the gut flora of humans.[2]


The bacterium has a possible obesogenic potential but the underlying mechanism of this observed effect in mice are unclear. It is suggested that this microbe under a high-fat diet helps to reinforce the sugar and fat absorption. The associated higher intake of energy-supplying nutrients makes the fat grow faster - a factor of obesity.[3]

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  1. ^ "Clostridium ramosum". Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ Mohandas, Rajesh; Poduval, Rajiv D.; Unnikrishnan, Dilip; Corpuz, Marilou (2001). "Clostridium ramosum Bacteremia and Osteomyelitis in a Patient with Infected Pressure Sores". Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 10 (2): 123&ndash, 24. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Clostridium ramosum Promotes High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity in Gnotobiotic Mouse Models". 30 September 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.

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