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Slackia faecicanis sp nov., isolated from canine faeces

By P.A. Lawson, H.L. Greetham, G.R. Gibson, C. Giffard, E. Falsen and M.D. Collins


Morphological, biochemical and molecular genetic studies were carried out on an unknown non-spore-forming, Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that was isolated from dog faeces. The bacterium grew under strictly anaerobic conditions, was asaccharolytic, and possessed a relatively high G + C content of 61 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis based on comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing showed that the unidentified bacterium was a member of the family Coriobacteriaceae and represents a hitherto unknown subline within the genus Slackia. Based on the presented findings, a novel species, Slackia faecicanis sp. nov., is described. The type strain of Slackia faecicanis is 5WC12(T) (=CCUG 48399(T)=CIP 108281(T))

Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1099/ijs.0.63531-0
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