|Category:||Primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: Porphyrin unit (cell).|
Species epithet: refers to the gums (gingival).
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||2561 = ATCC 33277 = CCUG = NCTC 11834.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms brown or black colonies on blood agar due to protoheme production (0.5-3.0 mm in diameter).|
|Micromorphology:||Forms short rods (0.3-1 x 0.8-3.5 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G -|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, lipase -, tryptophanase (indole) +,|
|Disease:||Peridontitis, may also cause extraoral infections.
|Clinical Picture:||Toth loss|
|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...