Human Oral Microbiome Taxon Description
Bulleidia extructa
Human Oral Taxon ID (HOT):603Synonym:
Named - Cultured
Type Strain:
DSM 13220
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NCBI Taxonomy ID:
16S rRNA Sequence:
AF220064  [Entrez Link]
PubMed Search:6  [PubMed Link]
16S rRNA Alignment: View Alignment         Download Alignment         NoteNucleotide Search:49  [Entrez Nucleotide Link]
Phylogeny: View 16S rRNA tree         View all Tree filesProtein Search:2818  [Entrez Protein Link]
Prevalence by Molecular Cloning:
Clones seen = 11 / 34879 = 0.0315%
Rank Abundance = Tied for 267
Genome Sequence
2 View Genomes
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General Information:
Solobacterium moorei is a closely related species and on the basis of its position in the 16S rRNA phylogenetic tree appears to represents a novel species within the genus Bulleidia. The name Bulleidia would have precedence by prior publication under Rule 27 of the Bacteriological Code.
Slow growth on Fastidious Anaerobe Agar + 5 % horse blood. After 7 days incubation, colonies are 0.7-0.9 mm in diameter, circular, entire, low convex, grey to off-white, opaque and glossy
Phenotypic Characteristics:
Gram positive short rods [1]. Obligate anaerobes. Ferment glucose and maltose. Metabolic end-products of glucose metabolism are moderate amounts of acetate and lactate and trace amounts of succinate. Arginine is hydrolysed. mol % G+C content of the DNA is 38.
Prevalence and Source:
Found in the human mouth
Disease Associations:
Isolated from subgingival plaque in periodontitis and from odontogenic infections [2,3,4].
PubMed database:
[1] Downes J, Olsvik B, Hiom SJ, Spratt DA, Cheeseman SL, Olsen I, Weightman AJ, Wade WG. Bulleidia extructa gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from the oral cavity. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2000 May;50 Pt 3:979-83  [PubMed]
[2] Booth V, Downes J, Van den Berg J, Wade WG. Gram-positive anaerobic bacilli in human periodontal disease. J Periodontal Res. 2004 Aug;39(4):213-20  [PubMed]
[3] Downes J, Munson MA, Spratt DA, Kononen E, Tarkka E, Jousimies-Somer H, Wade WG. Characterisation of Eubacterium-like strains isolated from oral infections. J Med Microbiol. 2001 Nov;50(11):947-51  [PubMed]
[4] Paster BJ, Russell MK, Alpagot T, Lee AM, Boches SK, Galvin JL, Dewhirst FE. Bacterial diversity in necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis in HIV-positive subjects. Ann Periodontol. 2002 Dec;7(1):8-16  [PubMed]
Curator:  William Wade
Creation Info:   2007-12-18Latest Modification:  wwade,  2007-12-31 09:53:50

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