Syntrophococcus sucromutans

Syntrophococcus sucromutans is a Gram-negative strictly anaerobic chemoorganotrophic Firmicute. These bacteria can be found forming small chains in the habitat where it was first isolated, the rumen of cows. It is the type strain of genus Syntrophococcus and it has an uncommon one-carbon metabolic pathway, forming acetate from formate as a product of sugar oxidation.


Syntrophococcus sucromutans is a Gram-negative strictly anaerobic chemoorganotrophic Firmicute. These bacteria can be found forming small chains in the habitat where it was first isolated, the rumen of cows. It is the type strain of genus Syntrophococcus and it has an uncommon one-carbon metabolic pathway, forming acetate from formate as a product of sugar oxidation.
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