Solobacterium moorei

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Solobacterium moorei is a bacterium that has been identified as a contributor to halitosis.[1] It is a gram-positive anaerobic bacillus.,[2] erroneously known as Bulleidia moorei.[3] This particular strain was identified by Kageyama and Benno in 2000, previously an unclassified Clostridium group RCA59.[4]

The genus Solobacterium is in the family Erysipelotrichaceae of the order Erysipelotrichales.[3]


  1. ^ Scientists find bug responsible for bad breath, Reuters, April 7, 2008
  2. ^ D.S. Gerber, DS, Haraszthy, VI, Zambon, JJ. (2007). Characterization of Solobacterium moorei Strains from Subjects with Halitosis, IADR/AADR/CADR 85th General Session and Exhibition (March 21–24, 2007)
  3. ^ a b Taxonomy of Solobacterium moorei, UniProt
  4. ^ Kageyama, A; Benno, Y (2000). "Phylogenic and phenotypic characterization of some Eubacterium-like isolates from human feces: description of Solobacterium moorei Gen. Nov., Sp. Nov". Microbiology and immunology 44 (4): 223–7. doi:10.1111/j.1348-0421.2000.tb02487.x. PMID 10832964.