Transmission electron micrographs of strain ZF2T, showing long ﬁlaments (a) and a single ﬂagellated cell (b) present in a 20-h culture. Bars, 2.5 (a) and 1 (b) micron. - Source:2Fermentation
Metabolism is strictly anaerobic and fermentative 2. Amino acids and pyruvate serve as main sources for growth 2. In S. saalensis, acetate and butyrate are products of pyruvate fermentation 2. Sugars are not fermented by members of the genus. In pure culture, cells are slightly curved rods 3 2 that occur singly, in pairs or in chains of up to 12 cells. Long filaments may also occur 2. No in situ information is known about the genus in activated sludge. In hexachlorocyclohexane polluted soil, Sedimentibacter demonstrates a suppotive role in co-culture with Dehalobacter, however its specific function in this relationship is unclear 4.
 Breitenstein, Wiegel, Haertig, Weiss, Andreesen, Lechner, et al. - Reclassification of Clostridium hydroxybenzoicum as Sedimentibacter hydroxybenzoicus gen. nov., comb. nov., and description of Sedimentibacter saalensis sp. nov.. - Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52(Pt 3): 801-7. doi:10.1099/00207713-52-3-801
 van Doesburg, van Eekert, Middeldorp, Balk, Schraa, Stams, et al. - Reductive dechlorination of beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) by a Dehalobacter species in coculture with a Sedimentibacter sp. - FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 54(1): 87-95. doi:10.1016/j.femsec.2005.03.003
 Zhang, Mandelco, Wiegel - Clostridium hydroxybenzoicum sp. nov., an amino acid-utilizing, hydroxybenzoate-decarboxylating bacterium isolated from methanogenic freshwater pond sediment. - Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 44(2): 214-22. doi:10.1099/00207713-44-2-214