|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the French microbiologist, A. R. Prévot, who was a pioneer in anaerobic microbiology |
Species epithet: heparin dissolving.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||HEP = ATCC 35895 = CCUG 27827.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase (indole) +|
|Disease:||Oral infections in animals and wound infections in humans after dog or cat bites.
|Hosts:||Dog, cat and humans|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 50 species have been described within genus Prevotella. 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.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...