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Table 1 Physiological properties of R. thermocellum M3

From: Lignocellulosic saccharification by a newly isolated bacterium, Ruminiclostridium thermocellum M3 and cellular cellulase activities for high ratio of glucose to cellobiose

Characteristic Value Substrate utilization Value
Gram staining + Avicel +
Glucose +
Fructose +
Xylose
Maltose +
Lactose
Morphology Short rod-shaped, spore Sucrose +
Anaerobic growth + Cellobiose +
Motility + Xylitol
Sulfate reduction CMC +
Nitrate reduction Starch +
Gelatin hydrolysis +
Metabolic products with cellulose Acetate, ethanol, lactate Filter paper +
NaCl tolerance 1.25 %
Beef extract +
(NH4)2SO4 +
NH4Cl +
NaNO3 +
  1. − negative; + positive