|Etymology:||Genus name: Porphyrin unit (cell).|
Species epithet: named after the American-English microbiologist Meir Lev, who first isolated this organism.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Old Species Name(s):||Bacteroides levii|
|Type Strain:||LEV = ATCC 29147 = CCUG 21027 = CCUG 34320 = NCTC 11028.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small, shiny, pigmented and konvex colonies (1-2 mm in diameter).|
|Micromorphology:||Rod shaped (0.5-1 x 2-5 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||esculinas-, tryptophanase (indole)-|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Spec. Char.:||P. levii has been isolated from rumen of cattle.|
|Disease:||Bovine necrotic vulvovaginitis.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 15 species have been described within genus Porphyromonas. Many species, which were earlier affiliated with genus Bacteroides, have now been transfered to genus Porphyromonas or genus Prevotella. These three genera are related and belong to the order Bacteroidales.|
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For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...