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Sharifah Naajihah SYED MAHMOOD Bench D 23/09/16

Classification

Higher order taxa

  • Kingdom: Bacteria
  • Domain: Bacteria
  • Phylum: Bacteroidetes
  • Class: Bacteroidetes
  • Order: Bacteroidetes
  • Family: Porphyromonadaceae
  • Genus: Porphyromonas

Species

Porphyromonas gingivalis, strain 2561.

Description and significance

Give a general description of the species (e.g. where/when was it first discovered, where is it commonly found, has it been cultured, functional role, type of bacterium [Gram+/-], morphology, etc.) and explain why it is important to study this microorganism. Examples of citations [1], [2]

Genome structure

Select a strain for which genome information (e.g. size, plasmids, distinct genes, etc.) is available.

Cell structure and metabolism

Cell wall, biofilm formation, motility, metabolic functions.

Ecology

Aerobe/anaerobe, habitat (location in the oral cavity, potential other environments) and microbe/host interactions.

Pathology

Do these microorganisms cause disease in the oral cavity or elsewhere?

Application to biotechnology

Bioengineering, biotechnologically relevant enzyme/compound production, drug targets,…

Current research

Summarise some of the most recent discoveries regarding this species.

References

References examples

1. Sahm, K., MacGregor, B.J., Jørgensen, B.B., and Stahl, D.A. (1999) Sulphate reduction and vertical distribution of sulphate-reducing bacteria quantified by rRNA slotblot hybridization in a coastal marine sediment. Environ Microbiol 1: 65-74.

2. Human Oral Microbiome


This page is written by Sharifah Naajihah SYED MAHMOOD for the MICR3004 course, Semester 2, 2016