In this work, corrections are made to the descriptions of the species corrig. and the genus . Experiments to determine the relationship of K1 to oxygen showed that it was capable of aerobic growth, but preferred to grow anaerobically. During aerobic growth, the redox indicator resazurin was reduced as a result of hydrogen gas production. The facultatively anaerobic nature of K1 was ascertained by cultivation in aerobic liquid medium, where growth began at the bottom of the tube. The anaerobic nature of K1 was also indicated by a negative catalase reaction. This work is submitted to correct the description of the species from obligate anaerobe to aerotolerant anaerobe and to emend the description of the genus from obligate anaerobes or facultative anaerobes to aerotolerant anaerobes or facultative anaerobes.


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