Oscillospiraceae

Oscillospiraceae

[‚äs·ə·lō·spə′rās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
Formerly a family of large, gram-negative, motile bacteria of the order Caryophanales which lose motility on exposure to oxygen.
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The most abundant relatives of these clones were assigned to C., Bacteroidetes and Oscillospiraceae. The other bacteria related to cellulose and hemicellulose degradation and carboxylic acid production, with our best knowledge, were selected from the BLAST hits.