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Species/Subspecies: Prevotella heparinolytica
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]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Bacteroidetes
Class
Bacteroidia
Order
Bacteroidales
Family
Prevotellaceae 
Genus
Prevotella
Type Strain: HEP = ATCC 35895 = CCUG 27827.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Short rods
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:
Other Enzymes: Tryptophanase (indole) +
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Dog, cat and humans
Disease:Oral infections in animals and wound infections in humans after dog or cat bites.
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
L16487 ATCC 35895T 1476  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Prevotella heparinolytica  
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.
Updated:2016-05-04

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