Capnocytophaga

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Capnocytophaga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Bacteroidetes
Class: Flavobacteria
Order: Flavobacteriaceae
Family: Flavobacteriaceae
Genus: Capnocytophaga
Brenner et al, 1990
Species

C. canimorsus
C. cynodegmi
C. gingivalis
C. granulosa
C. haemolytica
C. ochracea
C. sputigena

Capnocytophaga is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria. Normally found in the oropharyngeal tract of mammals, they are involved in the pathogenesis of some animal bite wounds as well as periodontal diseases.[1]

References

  1. Jolivet-Gougeon A, Sixou JL, Tamanai-Shacoori Z, Bonnaure-Mallet M (2007). "Antimicrobial treatment of Capnocytophaga infections". Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents. 29 (4): 367–73. ISSN 0924-8579. PMID 17250994. doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2006.10.005. 



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