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Porphyromonas levii (Johnson and Holdeman) Shah et al. (ATCC® 29147)

Strain Designations: 1  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Deposited As Bacteroides melaninogenicus (Oliver and Wherry) Roy and Kelly
Strain Designations 1
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format freeze-dried
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes (type strain)
Requires vitamin K
Utilizes succinate
Inhibited by monosaccharides
Medium ATCC® Medium 1490: Modified chopped meat medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic
Name of Depositor M Lev

Johnson JL, Holdeman LV. Bacteroides intermedius comb. nov. and descriptions of Bacteroides corporis sp. nov. and Bacteroides levii sp. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 33: 15-25, 1983.

Shah HN, et al. Reclassification of Bacteroides levii (Holdeman, Cato, and Moore) in the genus Porphyromonas, as Porphyromonas levii comb. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45: 586-588, 1995.

Lev M, et al. Succinate as a growth factor for Bacteroides melaninogenicus. J. Bacteriol. 108: 175-178, 1971. PubMed: 4941554

Lev M, Milford AF. Sensitivity of a Bacteroides melaninogenicus strain to monosaccharides: effect on enzyme induction. J. Bacteriol. 121: 152-159, 1975. PubMed: 1116985

Lev M. Vitamin K deficiency in Fusiformis nigrescens. I. Influence on whole cells and cell envelope characteristics. J. Bacteriol. 95: 2317-2324, 1968. PubMed: 5669903

type strain

bovine rumen

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AB048189 Porphyromonas levii gyrB gene for DNA gyrase B subunit, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : L16493 Porphyromonas levii ATCC 29147 16S ribosomal RNA gene, complete sequence.

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