Atopobium parvulum DSM 20469

Names Atopobium parvulum DSM 20469
Accession numbers NC_013203
Background Atopobium parvulum (strain ATCC 33793 / DSM 20469 / JCM 10300 / VPI 0546) is a non-motile and obligate anaerobic Gram-positive bacterium. A.parvulum is of high interest because it is frequently isolated from the human oral cavity, especially from the tongue dorsum, where it is associated with patients suffering from halitosis (oral malodor). It is not found to be significantly associated with chronic periodontitis, though a participation in periodontitis can not be fully excluded. Nevertheless, it is associated with odontogenic infections, e.g. dental implants, but also with the saliva of healthy subjects. A. parvulum is susceptible to chloramphenicol, clindamycin, erythromycin, penicillin G, and tetracycline. It produces acid (final pH 4.7) from cellobiose, esculin, fructose, galactose, glucose, inulin, lactose, maltose, mannose, salicin, sucrose, and trehalose; erythritol and xylose are weakly fermented. (Adapted from PMID 21304653). An erratum has been published, PMID 21304720. (EBI Integr8)
Strain DSM 20469
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (01-SEP-2009) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(10-SEP-2009) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger, 454-GS-FLX
Isolation site Gingival crevices of the human oral cavity
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Pairs, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No