Name: Porphyromonas endodontalis (van Steenbergen et al. 1984) Shah and Collins 1988

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Bacteroides endodontalis van Steenbergen et al. 1984

Etymology: en.do.don’tal.is Gr. adv. endon, within; Gr. n. odous -ontos, tooth; L. masc./fem. adj. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. endodontalis, pertaining to the inside of a tooth, within teeth

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 35406; DSM 24491; HG 370; JCM 8526; NCTC 13058

16S rRNA gene: AB547659 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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