Caryophanon


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Caryophanon

[‚kar·ē′äf·ə‚nän]
(microbiology)
A genus of gram-positive, large, rod-shaped or filamentous bacteria of uncertain affiliation.

Caryophanon

 

(also Simonsiella), a genus of microorgan-isms of the family Oscillospiraceae. They are long, rod-shapedor filamentous (15–30 nanometers X 3 nanometers), slightlycurved mobile organisms with numerous flagella. They are di-vided by septa into short cells. They do not form spores and areweakly gram-positive. These organisms reproduce by segmenta-tion into two or three parts or more called hormogonia. They arefound in water, rotting organic matter, intestines of insects, cat-tle manure, and human feces.

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Phylogenetic interrelationships of roundspore-forming bacilli containing cell walls based on lysine and the non-spore-forming genera Caryophanon, Exiguobacterium, Kurthia, and Planococcus.
Farrow JAE, Wallbanks S, Collins MD (1994) Phylogenetic interrelationships of the round-spore-forming Bacilli containing cell walls based on lysine and the non-spore-forming genera Caryophanon, Exiguobacterium, Kurthia and Planococcus.