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Thermoanaerobacter brockii

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Domain  Bacteria
Class  Clostridia
Genus  Thermoanaerobacter
Phylum  "Firmicutes"
Order  Thermoanaerobacterales
Rank  Species
Family  Thermoanaerobacteraceae
Similar  Thermoanaerobacter, Pyrodictium, Clostridium beijerinckii, Clostridium thermocellum

Thermoanaerobacter brockii, formerly Thermoanaerobium brockii, is a thermophilic, anaerobic, sporeforming bacteria.

The bacteria was first isolated from Yellowstone National Park. The growth range for the organism is 35 to 80°C and pH 5.5-9.5, with optimal growth conditions at 65-70°C and pH 7.5. T. brockii stains Gram-positive. While originally thought to be non-sporeforming bacteria, it was later discovered that the organism produced spores that can survive heating at 115°C for 80 min. The bacteria was originally classified as Thermoanaerobium brockii, but further analysis put the bacteria into the Thermoanaerobacter genus. The species is named, "in honor of T.D. Brock, a pioneer in the golden era of thermophily."

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Thermoanaerobacter brockii Wikipedia


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