Phascolarctobacterium

RANK: Genus

TAXONOMY: Bacteria -> Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Negativicutes -> Selenomonadales -> Acidaminococcaceae -> Phascolarctobacterium

OVERVIEW:

Genus in family Succiniclasticum. Pleomorphic rods, 0.5 × 2.0 µm to 0.5 × 5–20 µm. Pleomorphism is medium dependent; in the presence of succinate small rods are transformed into elongated and fragmented rods with multiple branches. Gram-stain-negative, nonmotile, nonspore-forming chemo-organotroph. Propionic acid is the main end product of succinate fermentation. Growth inhibited by fumarate. Growth of satellite colonies around colonies of succinate-producing Escherichia coli cells. Obligately anaerobic. Growth most rapid at 30–37°C. Phylogenetically a member of the family Veillonellaceae, phylum Firmicutes. So far Succiniclasticum ruminis is the closest phylogenetic neighbor.

This genus contains microbial species that can reside in the human gastrointestinal tract. [PMC 4262072]


Gut associated
Fecal distribution
Microbial Abundance Data: Phascolarctobacterium
Percent of total population with standard deviation [PMID: 22698087]. Percentages > 1% highlighted.
Buccal
Mucosa
Keratinized
Gingiva
Hard
Palate
Throat
Tonsils
Saliva
Stool
0.001 %
(0.003)
0.001 %
(0.006)
0.002 %
(0.012)
0.002 %
(0.007)
0.001 %
(0.009)
0.003 %
(0.017)
0.766 %
(1.398)
Name
Rank
Client %
Avg %
Avg StdDev
Client StdDev
Phascolarctobacterium
genus
0.21
0.766
1.398
WNL >30%
DESCENDANTS
INTERACTIONS
METABOLOMICS   
Substrates/ Growth Factors
  • Succinate

  • Metabolic Endproducts
  • Propionic acid

  • Growth Inhibited by
  • Fumarate
  • Sodium chloride
  • Resistant starch (type II)

  • Growth Enhanced By
  • Berberine