Gordonibacter faecihominis is a later heterotypic synonym of Gordonibacter urolithinfaciens

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2019 Aug;69(8):2527-2532. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.003537. Epub 2019 Jun 18.


In this study, the phylogenetic position of Gordonibacter faecihominis and Gordonibacter urolithinfaciens was investigated using phenotypic and molecular (rep-PCR, ARDRA, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and whole-genome sequencing) methods. Our results show that Gordonibacter faecihominis cannot be distinguished from Gordonibacter urolithinfaciens on the basis of the results of this polyphasic approach. Therefore, it is proposed that the two species Gordonibacter faecihominis and Gordonibacter urolithinfaciens belong to the same species.

Keywords: Gordonibacter; anaerobic; identification; taxonomy.

MeSH terms

  • Actinobacteria / classification*
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Whole Genome Sequencing


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S