Name: Porphyromonas asaccharolytica (Holdeman and Moore 1970) Shah and Collins 1988

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacteroides melaninogenicus subsp. asaccharolyticus" Holdeman and Moore 1970

Etymology: a.sac.cha.ro.ly’ti.ca Gr. pref. a-, not; Gr. neut. n. sakchâr, sugar; N.L. fem. adj. lytica, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. fem. adj. lytikê, able to loose, able to dissolve; N.L. fem. adj. asaccharolytica, not digesting sugar

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 25260; CCUG 7834; DSM 20707; JCM 6326; LMG 13178

16S rRNA gene: FJ792537 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shah HN, Collins MD. Proposal for reclassification of Bacteroides asaccharolyticus, Bacteroides gingivalis, and Bacteroides endodontalis in a new genus, Porphyromonas. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:128-131.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Porphyromonas Shah and Collins 1988

Assigned by: Shah HN, Collins MD. Proposal for reclassification of Bacteroides asaccharolyticus, Bacteroides gingivalis, and Bacteroides endodontalis in a new genus, Porphyromonas. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:128-131.

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