TAXONOMY: Bacteria -> Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> Lachnospiraceae -> Dorea
Nonsporeforming, Gram-stain-positive rods. Nonmotile. Obligately anaerobic. Chemo-organotrophic. Major end products of glucose metabolism are ethanol, formate, acetate, H2, and CO2. Butyrate is not produced. DNA G+C content (mol%): 40–45.6 (Tm). Type species: Dorea formicigenerans (Holdeman and Moore 1 9 7 4) Taras, Simmering, Collins, Lawson and Blaut 2 0 0 2, 426VP (Eubacterium formicigenerans Holdeman and Moore 1974, 274).
This genus contains microbial species that can reside in the human gastrointestinal tract. [PMC 4262072]