Methanogenic Activity in Human Periodontal Pocket

@article{Robichaux2003MethanogenicAI,
  title={Methanogenic Activity in Human Periodontal Pocket},
  author={Michele Robichaux and Monroe Howell and Ramaraj Boopathy},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={46},
  pages={0053-0058}
}
Samples of subgingival dental tissues were examined for the presence of methanogenic activities. Using enrichment cultures, methanogenic activities were detected in 9 of 17 individuals. A mesophilic, Gram-positive, irregular coccoid methanogen, which showed close resemblance to a Methanosarcina sp., was isolated from one sample collected from a patient with type IV periodontal pocket (the periodontal pocket is a space bounded by the tooth on one side and by ulcerated epithelium lining the soft… CONTINUE READING

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