Cells are rod-shaped and stain Gram-positive. Nonmotile. Nonsporulating Strict anaerobic. Grows on a limited number of aromatic compounds and crotonate but not on carbohydrates, organic acids and alcohols.
This genus contains microbial species that can reside in the human gastrointestinal tract. [PMC 4262072]
Microbial Abundance Data: Papillibacter (Percent of total population with standard deviation [PMID: 22698087])