Journal article

Porphyromonas loveana sp nov., isolated from the oral cavity of Australian marsupials

Philip S Bird, Darren J Trott, Deirdre Mikkelsen, Gabriel J Milinovich, Kristine M Hillman, Paul C Burrell, Linda L Blackall

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY | MICROBIOLOGY SOC | Published : 2016

Abstract

An obligatory anaerobic, Gram-stain-negative coccobacillus with black-pigmented colonies was isolated from the oral cavity of selected Australian marsupial species. Phenotypic and molecular criteria showed that this bacterium was a distinct species within the genus Porphyromonas, and was closely related to Porphyromonas gingivalis and Porphyromonas gulae. This putative novel species and P. gulae could be differentiated from P. gingivalis by catalase activity. Further characterization by multi-locus enzyme electrophoresis of glutamate dehydrogenase and malate dehydrogenase enzyme mobility and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight MS showed that this putative novel species..

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