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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Subclass: Actinobacteridae
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Actinomycineae
Family: Actinomycetaceae
Genus: Mobiluncus

Mobiluncus is a genus of Gram-negative,[1] anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria. While this species possesses a cell wall with structural similarity to other Gram-positive cell walls, upon Gram stain, these bacteria may be stained either Gram-negative or Gram-variable.

These organisms are found in the human vagina, particularly in association with Gardnerella vaginalis in cases of bacterial vaginosis.[2][3]


  1. ^ Medical Microbiology 5th Edition, Patrick R. Murray, PhD
  2. ^ Clark, Natalie; Tal, Reshef; Sharma, Harsha; Segars, James (2014). "Microbiota and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease". Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 32 (01): 043–049. doi:10.1055/s-0033-1361822. ISSN 1526-8004. PMC 4148456Freely accessible. PMID 24390920. 
  3. ^ Schwebke JR, Lawing LF (April 2001). "Prevalence of Mobiluncus spp among women with and without bacterial vaginosis as detected by polymerase chain reaction". Sex Transm Dis. 28 (4): 195–9. doi:10.1097/00007435-200104000-00002. PMID 11318249.