Clostridium symbiosum

RANK: Species

TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> Lachnospiraceae -> Lachnoclostridium -> Clostridium symbiosum


[Launay A, Ballard SA, Johnson PD, Grayson ML, Lambert T (2006) Transfer of vancomycin resistance transposon Tn1549 from Clostridium symbiosum to Enterococcus spp. in the gut of gnotobiotic mice. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1054–1062]We describe a fatal case of Clostridium symbiosum bacteremia in a 70-year-old man with metastatic colon cancer. Our report is the first, in the world literature, of human infection caused by this microorganism.[]Synonyms : JCM 1297, DSM 934, Clostridium symbiosum, Bacteroides symbiosus, ATCC. Direct sub-taxa of Clostridium symbiosum: Clostridium symbiosum ATCC 14940, Clostridium symbiosum WAL-14163, Clostridium symbiosum WAL-14673 

This species has been identified as a resident in the human gastrointestinal tract based on the phylogenetic framework of its small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences.[PMC 4262072]

Gut associated

Metabolic Endproducts
  • Propionate

  • Growth Inhibited by
  • Quercetin w. Resveratrol [parent]