Megasphaera elsdenii

RANK: Species

TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Negativicutes -> Selenomonadales -> Veillonellaceae -> Megasphaera -> Megasphaera elsdenii


Identified as constituent of vaginal microbiome. [PMID:23282177]

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]

Gut associated
Propionate producer
Vaginal microbiome

Metabolic Endproducts
  • Propionate