FISH experiment with the newly designed probe on fecal samples from different volunteers. Hybridization with the Ehal1469 probe showing rods of the E. hallii group. Bar, 5 microns. - Source:1Fermentation
No in situ information is available for the genus. Members are strictly anaerobic, rod shaped bacteria, with a fermentative metabolism 3. Acetate is the major end product of mono- and disaccharide fermentation 3.
Ehal1469 specifically targets, Eubacterium hallii, Clostridium herbivorans and Clostridium polysaccharolyticum 1.
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