Erysipelatoclostridium ramosum

RANK: Species

TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Erysipelotrichia -> Erysipelotrichales -> Erysipelotrichaceae -> Erysipelatoclostridium -> Erysipelatoclostridium ramosum


Synonym: Clostridium ramosum. Is an anaerobic, non-motile, thin, spore-forming, gram-positive bacterium that is among the gut flora of humans. The bacterium has a possible obesogenic potential but the underlying mechanism of this observed effect in mice are unclear. It is suggested that this microbe under a high-fat diet helps to reinforce the sugar and fat absorption. The associated higher intake of energy-supplying nutrients makes the fat grow faster - a factor of obesity.

Flora/ commensal
Fecal distribution

  • Lignans

  • Transform Product
  • Enterolignans