Cloacibacterium normanense is a bacterium originally found in wastewater in Norman, Oklahoma. This genus in the family Flavobacteriaceae was new to science when it was described in 2006. It is Gram-negative, non-motile, and facultatively anaerobic. Physically, it is a rod-shaped organism with yellow pigmentation.

This organism was discovered using a non-selective medium, as opposed to the traditional selective media often used to isolate microorganisms. In this case, the method involved diluting raw sewage.


  • Allen, Toby D.; et al. (2006). "Cloacibacterium normanense gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel bacterium in the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from municipal wastewater". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 56 (Pt 6): 1311–1316. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64218-0. PMID 16738108. Retrieved 2006-07-13. 
  • Peterson, Althea (2006-06-18). "OU Professor and Class Find New Bacteria Genus". The Norman Transcript. 
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