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This article is about the genus Eubacterium. For eubacteria in contrast to archaea, see Eubacteria.
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Clostridia
Order: Clostridiale
Family: Eubacteriaceae
Genus: Eubacterium
Prévot, 1938[1]
Type species
Eubacterium foedans
(Klein 1908) Prévot 1938

Eubacterium nodatum
Eubacterium oxidoreducens

Eubacterium is a genus of either Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria in the family Eubacteriaceae. These bacteria are characterised by a rigid cell wall. They may either be motile or nonmotile. If motile, they have a flagellum. A typical flagellum consists of a basal body, filament, and hook. The long filament is the organ which helps eubacteria move.

Gram-positive bacteria have a thick proteoglycan layer and take up violet Gram stain (whereas Gram-negative bacteria have a thinner proteoglycan layer which is surrounded by a layer of immune response-inducing lipopolysaccharide, and do not take up Gram stain). Species from this genus have been isolated from women with bacterial vaginosis.[2]

See also[edit]

List of bacterial vaginosis microbiota


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  2. ^ Africa, Charlene; Nel, Janske; Stemmet, Megan (2014). "Anaerobes and Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy: Virulence Factors Contributing to Vaginal Colonisation". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11 (7): 6979–7000. doi:10.3390/ijerph110706979. ISSN 1660-4601. PMC 4113856Freely accessible. PMID 25014248. 

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