Name: Prevotella nigrescens Shah and Gharbia 1992

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ni.gres’cens L. part. adj. nigrescens, becoming black, growing dark, referring to the characteristic black colonies formed on blood agar plates

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 33563; CCUG 9560; CIP 105552; DSM 13386; JCM 12250; JCM 6322; Lambe 729-74; VPI 8944

16S rRNA gene: AB547696 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shah HN, Gharbia SE. Biochemical and chemical studies on strains designated Prevotella intermedia and proposal of a new pigmented species, Prevotella nigrescens sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:542-546.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 42, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:189.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Prevotella Shah and Collins 1990

Assigned by: Shah HN, Gharbia SE. Biochemical and chemical studies on strains designated Prevotella intermedia and proposal of a new pigmented species, Prevotella nigrescens sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:542-546.

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