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Akkermansia muciniphilaJoe Segen2016-12-25T21:13:20+00:00
Definition The type species for a genus of gram-negative, strictly anaerobic, non-motile, non-spore-forming, oval-shaped bacteria formally recognised in 2004. A muciniphila is reduced in the GI flora of obese and/or type 2 diabetic individuals and may play a role in post gastric bypass surgery weight loss.
Synonym Akkermansia longus