Characterization of anaerobic, gram-negative, nonpigmented, saccharolytic rods from subgingival sites in dogs.

We characterized 52 anaerobic, gram-negative, nonpigmented, saccharolytic rods that were isolated from healthy and diseased subgingival sites of 16 family-owned dogs with spontaneous, clinically diagnosed periodontitis. Phenotypic features were determined with use of standard biochemical methods, by enzymatic profiling with the API ZYM system, and by… CONTINUE READING