Sharifah Naajihah SYED MAHMOOD Bench D 23/09/16
Higher order taxa
- Kingdom: Bacteria
- Domain: Bacteria
- Phylum: Bacteroidetes
- Class: Bacteroidetes
- Order: Bacteroidetes
- Family: Porphyromonadaceae
- Genus: Porphyromonas
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 , 
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.
Aerobe/anaerobe, habitat (location in the oral cavity, potential other environments) and microbe/host interactions.
Do these microorganisms cause disease in the oral cavity or elsewhere?
Application to biotechnology
Bioengineering, biotechnologically relevant enzyme/compound production, drug targets,…
Summarise some of the most recent discoveries regarding this species.
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.
This page is written by Sharifah Naajihah SYED MAHMOOD for the MICR3004 course, Semester 2, 2016