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TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Actinobacteria -> Coriobacteriia -> Eggerthellales -> Eggerthellaceae -> Gordonibacter -> Gordonibacter faecihominis
A novel actinobacterial strain, designated CAT-2(T), was isolated from human faeces as a bacterium capable of dehydroxylating (+)-catechin derivatives. Strain CAT-2(T) was found to be strictly anaerobic, Gram-positive, non-motile and non-spore-forming coccobacilli. The major fatty acids were identified as C16:0 DMA (dimethy acetal), C16:0, C14:0, anteiso-C15:0 and iso-C14:0. The three predominant menaquinones were identified as MK-6 (menaquinene-6), MMK-6 (monomethylmenaquinone-6) and DMMK-6 (dimethylmenaquinone-6). The polar lipids were found to be diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol and four unidentified glycolipid. The DNA G+C content of strain CAT-2(T) was 68.4 mol%.