Cross Index Mobiluncus
SuperSet Prokaryote, Eubacteria Irregular, Nonsporing Gram-Positive Rods
Compare Acetobacterium Acetogenium kivui, Actinomyces Aeromicrobium erythreum Agromyces ramosus Arachnia propionica, Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, Arthrobacter, Aureobacterium, Bifidobacterium, Brachybacterium faecium, Brevibacterium, Butyrivibrio, Caseobacter polymorphus, Cellulomonas ,Clavibacter, Coriobacterium glomerans, Corynebacterium, Curtobacterium, Dermobacter hominus, Eubacterium, Exigouibacterium aurantiacum, Falcivibrio, Gardnerella, Jonsia denitrificans, Lachnospira multiparus, Microbacterium, Mobiluncus, Pimelobacter, Proprionibacterium, Rarobacter faecitabidus , Rothia dentocariosa, Rubrobacter radiotolerans, Sphaerobacter thermophilus , Terrabacter tumescens, Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus, Thermoanaerobium brockii

Mobiluncus may be a synonym for Falcivibrio

Contrast Archaea
Subset Mobiluncus contains two speceis Mobiluncus curtisii and Mobiluncus mulieris which may be synonyms for Falcivibrio vaginalis and Falcivibrio grandis.


Morphology Mobiluncus
Staining Gram variable or Gram negative
Morphology Cell wall is of the Gram positive type
Motility motile by multiple lateral or subpolar flagella
Specialized structures no sporing
Solid surface colourless, translucent, smooth convex colonies


Growth Parameters Mobiluncus
Tropism chemorganotroph
Oxygen anaerobe
Temperature optimum 37 oC
Requirements Growth is not stimulated by a mixuture of formate and fumarate (distinctive from Falcivibrio)
Products fermentative metabolism ferements glucose to yield acetate, succinate and sometimes lactate. indole negatvie, nitrate may be reduced
Enzymes catalase negative, oxidase negative
Unique features  
Habitat human vagina
Pathogenicity may be implicated in vaginitis


Genome Mobiluncus
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Reference Mobiluncus
First citation Spigel and Roberts 1984 IJSB 34: 177-184
The Prokaryotes p
Bergey's Determinative p 579