Name: Prevotella oralis (Loesche et al. 1964) Shah and Collins 1990

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Bacteroides oralis Loesche et al. 1964 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: o.ra’lis L. neut. n. os (gen. oris), the mouth; L. masc./fem. adj. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; L. masc./fem. adj. oralis, pertaining to the mouth

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 33269; CCUG 15408; DSM 20702; JCM 12251; NCTC 11459; VPI D27B-24

16S rRNA gene: AB547698 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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