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Table 2. Differential characteristics of Clostridium jeddahense JCDT, C. senegalense JC122 [11], C. dakarense FF1 [34], C. beijerinckii NCIMB 8052, C. difficile B1, C. cellulolyticum H10, C. leptum DSM 753 and C. sporosphaeroides DSM 1294 [53]†.

From: Non contiguous-finished genome sequence and description of Clostridium jeddahense sp. nov.

Properties C. jeddahense C. sporosphaeroides C. cellulolyticum C. leptum C. senegalense C. dakarense C. beijerinckii C. difficile
Cell diameter (µm) 1.0 0.5–0.6 1.5 0.6–0.8 1.1 1.2 1.7 3.0
Oxygen requirement Strictly anaerobic Strictly anaerobic Strictly anaerobic Strictly anaerobic Strictly anaerobic Strictly anaerobic Strictly anaerobic Strictly anaerobic
Gram stain Positive Positive Positive Positive Positive Positive Variable Variable
Motility Motile Non Motile Motile Non Motile Motile Motile Motile Motile
Endospore formation + + + + + + + +
Indole + Na + Na Na
Production of         
Alkaline phosphatase + Na Na Na + Na Na
Catalase Na Na Na
Oxidase Na Na Na Na Na
Nitrate reductase Na
Urease Na Na
β-galactosidase Na Na Na Na Na
N-acetyl-glucosamine Na Na Na +   Na Na
Acid from         
L-Arabinose Na Na Na +
Ribose Na W Na
Mannose Na Na + +
Mannitol Na Na + +
Sucrose -Na Na W Na + +
D-glucose Na Na Na Na + + Na
D-fructose Na Na Na Na + +
D-maltose Na Na Na Na + +
D-lactose Na Na Na Na +
G+C content (%) 52   41 51 26.8 27.98 28 28
Habitat Human gut Environment Compost Human gut Human gut Human gut Human gut Human gut
  1. (Na = data not available; w = weak, v = variable reaction)