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. (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: 1311–1316. Retrieved 2006-07-13. Unknown parameter
- Peterson, Althea (2006-06-18). "OU Professor and Class Find New Bacteria Genus". The Norman Transcript.