Eubacterium oxidoreducens

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TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> Eubacteriaceae -> Eubacterium -> Eubacterium oxidoreducens


1,2,3,5-Tetrahydroxybenzene is a benzenetetrol and a metabolite in the degradation of 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate by E. oxidoreducens. The enzyme phloroglucinol reductase uses dihydrophloroglucinol and NADP+ to produce phloroglucinol, NADPH, and H+. It is found in E. oxidoreducens. Anaerobic, nonmotile, curved, Gram-positive, small rod with rounded ends and required H2 or formate to degrade gallate, pyrogallol, phloroglucinol or quercetin to acetate and butyrate and, in the case of quercetin, to 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetate. Crotonate was catabolized to acetate and butyrate and no electron donor was required.