Investigations of the taxonomy and systematics of Fusobacterium nucleatum using allozyme electrophoresis.

@article{Morris1997InvestigationsOT,
  title={Investigations of the taxonomy and systematics of Fusobacterium nucleatum using allozyme electrophoresis.},
  author={Michael L Morris and R. Hampton Andrews and Anthony H Rogers},
  journal={International journal of systematic bacteriology},
  year={1997},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={103-10}
}
Fusobacterium nucleatum forms part of the resident microbiota in both oral and extraoral sites in humans and animals. It is also involved in infections in such sites. Despite the genetic heterogeneity within the species, it has been divided into five subspecies, the validities of which have been questioned. In the present study, 44 F. nucleatum isolates were examined at 21 enzyme loci by using the allozyme electrophoretic technique to establish an accurate genetic framework for taxonomic… CONTINUE READING