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Acidaminococcus

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Domain  Bacteria
Class  Negativicutes
Family  Acidaminococcaceae
Phylum  Firmicutes
Order  Selenomonadales
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Megasphaera, Lachnospiraceae, Veillonella, Selenomonad, Coprococcus

Medical vocabulary what does acidaminococcus mean


Acidaminococcus is a genus in the phylum Firmicutes (Bacteria), whose members are anaerobic diplococci that can use amino acids as the sole energy source for growth. Like other members of the class Negativicutes, they are gram-negative, despite being Firmicutes, which are normally gram-positive.

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Etymology

The name Acidaminococcus derives from:
New Latin noun acidum (from Latin adjective acidus, sour), an acid; New Latin adjective aminus, amino; New Latin masculine gender noun coccus (from Greek masculine gender noun kokkos (κόκκος), grain, seed), coccus-shaped; New Latin masculine gender noun Acidaminococcus, the amino acid coccus.

Species

The genus contains 2 species (including basonyms and synonyms), namely

  • A. fermentans ( Rogosa 1969 emend. Jumas-Bilak et al. 2007, species. (Type species of the genus).; Latin participle adjective fermentans, fermenting.)
  • A. intestini ( Jumas-Bilak et al. 2007, ; Latin genitive case noun intestini, of the intestine.)
  • References

    Acidaminococcus Wikipedia


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