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Fusobacterium and Leptotrichia

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Tor Hofstad MD PhD Emeritus Professor of Microbiology1,
  2. Ingar Olsen DDS PhD Professor, Department of Oral Biology; and, Dean of Research2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0076

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Hofstad, T. and Olsen, I. 2010. Fusobacterium and Leptotrichia. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Bergen, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Gade Institute, Bergen, Norway

  2. 2

    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Fusobacterium
  • 2
    Definition of the Genus
  • 3
    Historical Perspective
  • 4
    Classification
  • 5
    Habitat
  • 6
    Morphology
  • 7
    Cultural Characteristics
  • 8
    Genetics
  • 9
    Metabolism
  • 10
    Cell-Wall Composition; Antigenic Structure
  • 11
    Susceptibility to Antibacterial Agents
  • 12
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 13
    Role in Normal Flora
  • 14
    Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors
  • 15
    Leptotrichia
  • 16
    Definition
  • 17
    Historical Perspective
  • 18
    Classification
  • 19
    Habitat
  • 20
    Morphology
  • 21
    Cultural Characteristics and Metabolism
  • 22
    Cell-Wall Composition
  • 23
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification; Susceptibility to Antibacterial Agents
  • 24
    Pathogenicity

Keywords:

  • Fusobacterium and Leptotrichia;
  • genera Fusobacterium and Leptotrichia-species of nonsporing and nonmotile gram-negative, pleomorphic rods;
  • fusobacteria-normal inhabitants of mucous membranes of man and animals;
  • Fusobacteria-aflagellar gram-negative rods of varied morphology;
  • cell-wall composition and antigenic structure;
  • role in normal flora;
  • pathogenicity and virulence factors;
  • L. buccalis growing well-anaerobic or microaerobic conditions