|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.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...