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TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> Eubacteriaceae -> Eubacterium -> Eubacterium ramulus
Eubacterium ramulus, a quercetin-3-glucoside-degrading anaerobic microorganism that occurs at numbers of approximately 108/g dry feces in humans, was tested for its ability to transform other flavonoids. The organism degraded luteolin-7-glucoside, rutin, quercetin, kaempferol, luteolin, eriodictyol, naringenin, taxifolin, and phloretin to phenolic acids. It hydrolyzed kaempferol-3-sorphoroside-7-glucoside to kaempferol-3-sorphoroside and transformed 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, a product of anaerobic quercetin degradation, very slowly to non-aromatic fermentation products. Luteolin-5-glucoside, diosmetin-7-rutinoside, naringenin-7-neohesperidoside, (+)-catechin, and (–)-epicatechin were not degraded. Cell extracts of E. ramulus contained α- and β-d-glucosidase activities, but were devoid of α-l-rhamnosidase activity.
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]
|COGEM||COGEM released a comprehensive database of pathogenicity assessment of around 2575 bacterial species in 2011. The database ranks the pathogenicity of species on a scale of 1 to 4. Eubacterium ramulus ranks on this scale: |