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Genus nameProteiniphilum
SourcePublished
Alternative names
NCBI taxonomy ID294702

Taxonomy

KingdomBacteria

16S gene copy number2
GenomesYes2

 In situOther
Filamentous1
Hydrophobic cell surface


Transmission electron micrograph of a cell of strain TB107T. Bar, 0.5 micron. - Source:3

Aerobic heterotroph
Fermentation
Fatty acids
Sugars
Proteins/Amino acids

POSNEGVariableNot assessed

Description

Proteiniphilum are facultatively anaerobic 1, fermenters 3. They are proteolytic bacteria that utilise proteins, yeast extract, pyruvate 3 and carbohydrates 1 as substrates for anaerobic growth in pure culture. Alcohols and most fatty acids are not utilised 3. Acetic acid is produced from the fermentation of yeast extract, peptone 3 1, pyruvate, glycine, and L-arginine 3. Cells of Proteiniphilum are rods, which occcur singly or in pairs. Occassionally, P. saccharofermentans forms filamentous cells in pure culture 1.

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Metabolism

 In situOther
Autotroph/Mixotroph
AOB
NOB
Anammox
Aerobic Heterotroph1
PAO
GAO
Nitrite Reduction
Sulphate Reduction
Fermentation3
Acetogen
Methanogen
Fatty Acids3
Sugars1
Proteins/Amino Acids13

Abundance Information

 10 % percentileMedian90 % percentile
Influent000
Activated Sludge000
Digester-Mesophilic00.10.3
Digester-Thermophilic000

Predominant InAD - Mesophilic

References

[1] Hahnke, Langer, Koeck, Klocke - Erratum to Description of Proteiniphilum saccharofermentans sp. nov., Petrimonas mucosa sp. nov. and Fermentimonas caenicola gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from mesophilic laboratory-scale biogas reactors, and emended description of the genus Proteiniphilum. - Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66(6): 2454. doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.001210

[2] - NCBI genome database, NCBI id 294702 -

[3] Chen, Dong - Proteiniphilum acetatigenes gen. nov., sp. nov., from a UASB reactor treating brewery wastewater. - Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55(Pt 6): 2257-61. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63807-0

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