Name: Porphyromonas gingivalis (Coykendall et al. 1980) Shah and Collins 1988

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Bacteroides gingivalis Coykendall et al. 1980

Etymology: gin.gi.val’is L. fem. n. gingiva, gum; L. masc./fem. adj. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. gingivalis, pertaining to the gums, gingival

Gender: feminine

Type strains: 2561; ATCC 33277; CCUG 25893; CCUG 25928; CIP 103683; DSM 20709; JCM 12257; NCTC 11834; Slots' strain 2561

16S rRNA gene: AF414809 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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