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JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, May 2011, p. 2373–2374 Vol. 193, No. 9; doi:10.1128/JB.00271-11
Victivallis vadensis ATCC BAA-548 represents the first cultured representative from the novel phylum Lentisphaerae, a deep-branching bacterial lineage. Few cultured bacteria from this phylum are known, and V. vadensis therefore represents an important organism for evolutionary studies. V. vadensis is a strictly anaerobic sugar-fermenting isolate from the human gastrointestinal tract.