Sellimonas caecigallum sp. nov., description and genome sequence of a new member of the Sellimonas genus isolated from the cecum of feral chicken

New Microbes New Infect. 2019 Nov 29:33:100626. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2019.100626. eCollection 2020 Jan.


An obligately anaerobic, non-motile, Gram-positive coccobacillus strain SW451 was isolated from pooled caecum contents of feral chickens. Based on taxono-genomic, and biochemical analyses, the strain SW451 represents a new species of the genus Sellimonas, for which the name Sellimonas caecigallum sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of Sellimonas caecigallum is SW451 (=DSM 109473T = CCOS 1879T).

Keywords: Culturomics; Sellimonas caecigallum; feral chicken; new species; taxono-genomics.