Prevotella enoeca Moore
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2. Under anaerobic conditions, withdraw 0.5 ml of the recommended broth from a single test tube (5 to 6 ml) and rehydrate the vial contents.
3. Aseptically transfer this aliquot back into the broth. Additional tubes may be inoculated with 0.5 ml each from the suspension. 0.1 ml may also be inoculated onto a slant. Streak several blood plates to check for colonial morphology and purity.
4. Incubate tubes under an anaerobic atmosphere at 37oC. Incubate one agar plate anaerobically for colony formation, and one aerobically for aerobic contamination check.
5. Within 24 to 48 hours, growth is evident by turbidity in the broth and circular, smooth colonies on the anaerobic agar surface. No growth should occur on the blood agar plate incubated aerobically.
Anaerobic conditions for transfer may be obtained by either of the following:
·Use of an anaerobic gas chamber, or
·Placement of test tubes under a gassing cannula system hooked to anaerobic gas.
Anaerobic conditions for incubation may be obtained by any of the following:
·Loose screw caps on test tubes in anaerobic chamber,
·Loose screw caps on test tubes in an activated anaerobic gas pack jar, or
·Use of sterile butyl rubber stoppers on test tubes so that an anaerobic gas headspace is retained.
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Moore LV, et al. Descriptions of Prevotella tannerae sp. nov. and Prevotella enoeca sp. nov. from the human gingival crevice and emendation of the description of Prevotella zoogleoformans. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 44: 599-602, 1994. PubMed: 7981091
gingival crevice of adult patient with periodontitis