Prevotella bergensis sp. nov., isolated from human infections

Downes, Julia, Sutcliffe, Iain, Hofstad, Tor and Wade, William (2006) Prevotella bergensis sp. nov., isolated from human infections. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 56 (3). pp. 609-612. ISSN 14665026

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.63888-0

Abstract

Eight strains of anaerobic Gram-negative bacilli isolated from infections of the skin and soft tissues were subjected to a comprehensive range of phenotypic and genotypic tests. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed the strains to constitute a homogeneous group, distinct from species with validly published names but related to a cluster including Prevotella buccae, Prevotella dentalis and Prevotella baroniae. A novel species, Prevotella bergensis sp. nov., is proposed to accommodate these strains. Prevotella bergensis is saccharolytic and produces acetic and succinic acids as end products of fermentation. The G+C content of the DNA of the type strain is 48 mol%. The type strain of Prevotella bergensis is 94067913T (=DSM 17361T=CCUG 51224T).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 12:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/19959

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