Flavonifractor plautiiRANK: Species
TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> unclassified Clostridiales -> Flavonifractor -> Flavonifractor plautii
Eubacterium ramulus and Flavonifractor plautii are capable of cleaving the aglycone quercetin to form 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DHPAA) and phloroglucinol which to some extent can be degraded further.
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]