Bacteroides melaninogenicus -->
prevotella melaninogenica
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A species of gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria originally classified within the bacteroides genus. This bacterium has been isolated from the mouth, urine, feces, and infections of the mouth, soft tissue, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, and intestinal tract. It is pathogenic, but usually in association with other kinds of organisms.

(12 Dec 1998)