Holophaga foetida

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Holophaga foetida
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Acidobacteria
Class: Holophagae
Order: Holophagales
Family: Holophagaceae
Genus: Holophaga
Species: H. foetida
Binomial name
Holophaga foetida
Liesack et al. 1995

Holophaga foetida is a bacterium, the type species of its genus. It is a homoacetogenic bacterium degrading methoxylated aromatic compounds. It is gram-negative, obligately anaerobic and rod-shaped, with type strain TMBS4 (DSM 6591).[1] Its genome has been sequenced.[2]


  1. ^ Liesack, Werner; Bak, Friedhelm; Kreft, Jan-Ulrich; Stackebrandt, E. (1994). "Holophaga foetida gen. nov., sp. nov., a new, homoacetogenic bacterium degrading methoxylated aromatic compounds". Archives of Microbiology. 162 (1-2): 85–90. doi:10.1007/BF00264378. ISSN 0302-8933. PMID 8085918. 
  2. ^ Iain Anderson, Brittany Held, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Hope Tice, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Jan-Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne A. Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Evelyne-Marie Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Stefan Spring, Markus Goker, John C. Detter, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Hans-Peter Klenk & Nikos C. Kyrpides (May 2012). "Genome sequence of the homoacetogenic bacterium Holophaga foetida type strain (TMBS4(T))". Standards in genomic sciences. 6 (2): 174–184. doi:10.4056/sigs.2746047. PMID 22768361. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kappler, O.; Janssen, P. H.; Kreft, J.-U.; Schink, B. (1997). "Effects of alternative methyl group acceptors on the growth energetics of the O-demethylating anaerobe Holophaga foetida". Microbiology. 143 (4): 1105–1114. doi:10.1099/00221287-143-4-1105. ISSN 1350-0872. 
  • Kreft, Jan-Ulrich; Schink, Bernhard (1994). "O-Demethylation by the homoacetogenic anaerobe Holophaga foetida studied by a new photometric methylation assay using electrochemically produced cob(I)alamin". European Journal of Biochemistry. 226 (3): 945–951. doi:10.1111/j.1432-1033.1994.00945.x. 

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