Blautia fusiformis


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Blautia fusiformis Afrizal et al. 2023
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Afrizal et al., 2022
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Valid (ICNP)
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L. masc. n. fusus, spindle; L. fem. n. forma, form; N.L. adj. fusiformis, spindle-shaped, pertaining to the cell morphology
Nomenclatural type
Strain: CLA-­AA-­H217 = DSM 112726 = JCM 35880
Nomenclatural status
Validly published under the ICNP


The isolates CLA-AA-H217 and CLA-AA-H275 had the highest 16S rRNA genes sequence identity to multiple Blautia species, particularly Blautia obeum (96.80-97.07%), indicating its position within the genus Blautia. The assignment based on POCP value (82.0% to Blautia obeum) and classification according to GTDB-Tk also support the genus assignment. No validly named species with a sequenced genome within the GTDB-Tk database was identified with ANI value above 95% (77.15-77.48% to Blautia intestinalis), thus confirming the isolate as a novel species within the genus Blautia. The isolate was found to be the same species as ‘Blautia massiliensis(Durand et al., 2017b; Liu et al., 2021), with ANI and GGDC values of 97.9-98.3% and 83.2-86.7%, respectively. However, this species name has never been validated. The species grows on modified Gifu Anaerobic Medium under anaerobic conditions, forming short rod-shaped cells with slightly pointy end (length 1.5-2.5 µm). Genome analysis identified the presence of genes for utilisation of glucose and starch, and production of acetate, propionate, L-glutamate, cobalamin (vitamin B12), folate, and riboflavin (vitamin B2). No antibiotic resistance genes were detected. The G+C content is 44.1 mol%, whereas that of B. obeum is 41.6 mol% and B. coccoides (type species) 45.6 mol%. The species was most prevalent in human gut microbiota (69.3-70.5% of 1,000 samples positive), followed by pig gut microbiota (55.0-56.3%), wastewater (46.6-53.5%), activated sludge (39.8-52.4%), and chicken gut microbiota (50.3-50.4%). The type strain, CLA-AA-H217T (=DSM 112726T) was isolated from the faeces of a healthy 26-year-old woman. The other strain within this species, CLA-AA-H275 (=DSM 113286), was isolated from the faeces of a healthy 30-year-old man. 
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Afrizal, Afrizal about 2 years ago


Citation Title
Afrizal et al., 2022, Environmental Microbiology Anaerobic single‐cell dispensing facilitates the cultivation of human gut bacteria

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