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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species >Bacteroides pectinophilus
Bacteroides pectinophilus
BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
Anaerobic D-gluconate medium

Bacteroides pectinophilus is anaerobic.

Gram Stain:
Bacteroides pectinophilus is Gram stain negative.

Bacteroides pectinophilus is non-motile.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi group; Bacteroidetes; Bacteroides (class); Bacteroidales; Bacteroidaceae; Bacteroides

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Bacteroides pectinophilus produces exopolygalacturonate lyase exopectate lyase.


Bacteroides pectinophilus is one of two pectinolytic bacteria isolated from the human intestinal tract reported in Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 52: 880-887, 1986.

Human health and disease:
None known
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.

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