Clostridium leptumRANK: Species
TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> Ruminococcaceae -> Ruminiclostridium -> Clostridium leptum
'Clostridium leptum' is a bacterium species in the genus Clostridium. It forms a subgroup of human fecal microflora and is associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
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]