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Table 1. Classification and general features of D. ruminis DLT according to the MIGS recommendations [13] and the NamesforLife database [3].

From: Complete genome sequence of the sulfate-reducing firmicute Desulfotomaculum ruminis type strain (DLT)

MIGS ID Property Term Evidence code
  Current classification Domain Bacteria TAS [14]
  Phylum Firmicutes TAS [1517]
  Class Clostridia TAS [18,19]
  Order Clostridiales TAS [20,21]
  Family Peptococcaceae TAS [20,22]
  Genus Desulfotomaculum TAS [1,6,20]
  Species Desulfotomaculum ruminis TAS [1,20]
  Type strain DL TAS [1]
  Gram stain negative TAS [1]
  Cell shape rod-shaped TAS [1]
  Motility motile TAS [1]
  Sporulation sporulating TAS [1]
  Temperature range 48°C is the upper limit TAS [1]
  Optimum temperature 37°C TAS [1]
  Salinity not reported  
MIGS-22 Oxygen requirement obligate anaerobe TAS [1]
  Carbon source acetate in combination with CO2 and a variety of other organic compounds TAS [23]
  Energy metabolism mixotrophic, heterotrophic TAS [1,23]
MIGS-6 Habitat rumen contents of sheep, fresh water, mud, sea water, soil TAS [1]
MIGS-15 Biotic relationship free-living TAS [1]
MIGS-14 Pathogenicity none TAS [1]
  Biosafety level 1 TAS [24]
  Isolation rumen of hay-fed sheep TAS [1]
MIGS-4 Geographic location Babraham, Cambridgeshire, UK TAS [4]
MIGS-5 Sample collection time 1955 or before TAS [4]
MIGS-4.1 Latitude 52.134 TAS [4]
MIGS-4.2 Longitude 0.206 TAS [4]
MIGS-4.3 Depth not reported  
MIGS-4.4 Altitude not reported  
  1. Evidence codes - TAS: Traceable Author Statement (i.e., a direct report exists in the literature); NAS: Non-traceable Author Statement (i.e., not directly observed for the living, isolated sample, but based on a generally accepted property for the species, or anecdotal evidence). Evidence codes are from the Gene Ontology project [25].