Title: Taxonomy, virulence and epidemiology of black-pigmented Bacteroides species in relation to oral infections
Authors: van Steenbergen, T J ×
van Winkelhoff, A J
Van der Velden, Ubele
de Graaff, J #
Issue Date: May-1989
Series Title: Infection vol:17 issue:3 pages:194-6
Abstract: Black-pigmented Bacteroides species are recognized as suspected pathogens of oral infections. Developments in the taxonomy of this group include description of a new asaccharolytic species, Bacteroides salivosus, and proposal for the reclassification of the asaccharolytic species into a separate genus, Porphyromonas. Studies on the pathogenicity and virulence of black-pigmented Bacteroides species have identified Bacteroides gingivalis as the most virulent species. B. gingivalis and Bacteroides intermedius have been associated with periodontal diseases; Bacteroides endodontalis is isolated specifically from infections in the oral cavity, and other black-pigmented Bacteroides species are recovered from oral mucous sites. DNA restriction endonuclease analysis was adapted for typing of B. gingivalis and B. intermedius.
ISSN: 0300-8126
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Periodontology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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