was originally described as the first obligate anaerobe in this genus by Sasi Jyothsna . 2013. The complete genome sequence of the type strain of this species was determined and analysed. Genes characteristic for organisms capable of aerobic growth were identified, and the ability of the organism to grow under microaerobic and aerobic conditions was confirmed in two independent laboratories. The description of is thus emended and the wider ramifications of these findings are discussed.

This study was supported by the:
  • RSNZ (Award 17-LIU-003-CSG)
    • Principle Award Recipient: Stephen L. W. On

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