Moryella indoligenes

RANK: Species

TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> Lachnospiraceae -> Moryella -> Moryella indoligenes


Identified as constituent of vaginal microbiome. [PMID:23282177] Three Gram-positive, anaerobic, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped bacteria with pointed ends were isolated from clinical specimens. The organisms were weakly saccharolytic and produced indole, acetate, butyrate and lactate as major metabolic end products. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that the isolates had no known close relatives among recognized bacteria but that they exhibited a phylogenetic association with Clostridium rRNA cluster XIVa [as defined by Collins, M. D. et al. (1994). Int J Syst Bacteriol 44, 812-826]. The closest recognized relatives were the type strains of Clostridium clostridioforme, Clostridium bolteae and Clostridium asparagiforme (16S rRNA gene sequence similarity values of 90.2-91.4 %). These results suggest that these three clinical isolates represent a novel species of a new genus, for which the name Moryella indoligenes gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. [PMID: 17392195]

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]

Butyrate producer
Vaginal microbiome