Name: Prevotella melaninogenica (Oliver and Wherry 1921) Shah and Collins 1990

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacterium melaninogenicum" Oliver and Wherry 1921

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. melaninum, melanin; N.L. adj. genicus -a -um, producing; from Gr. n. genetês, a begetter; N.L. fem. adj. melaninogenica, melanin producing (black pigment is due to protoheme and not to melanin, as originally thought.)

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 25845; CCUG 4944; CIP 105346; DSM 7089; JCM 6325; NCTC 12963; strain Finegold B282; VPI 15087; VPI 4196

16S rRNA gene: AB547693 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shah HN, Collins DM. Prevotella, a new genus to include Bacteroides melaninogenicus and related species formerly classified in the genus Bacteroides. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:205-208.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Prevotella Shah and Collins 1990

Assigned by: Shah HN, Collins DM. Prevotella, a new genus to include Bacteroides melaninogenicus and related species formerly classified in the genus Bacteroides. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:205-208.

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