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Fusobacterium nucleatum
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Fusobacteria
Family: Fusobacteriaceae
Genus: Fusobacterium
Species: nucleatum

Fusobacterium nucleatum is an oral bacterium, indigenous to the human oral cavity, that plays a role in periodontal disease. This organism is commonly recovered from different monomicrobial and mixed infections in humans and animals. It is a key component of periodontal plaque due to its abundance and its ability to coaggregate with other species in the oral cavity.[1]

See also: Chronic periodontitis.


  1. ^ Kapatral V, et al. (2002). "Genome sequence and analysis of the oral bacterium 'Fusobacterium nucleatum' strain ATCC 25586.". J Bacteriol 184 (7): 2005–2018. doi:10.1128/JB.184.7.2005-2018.2002. PMID 11889109.  


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From Wikispecies


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Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Fusobacteria
Classis: Fusobacteria
Ordo: Fusobacteriales
Familia: Fusobacteriaceae
Genus: Fusobacterium
Species: F. nucleatum
Subspecies: F. n. fusiforme - F. n. nucleatum - F. n. polymorphum - F. n. vincentii


Fusobacterium nucleatum, Knorr, 1922


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