Stained culture of Fusobacterium nucleatum, copyright J. Michael Miller.

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The Fusobacteria are a group of anaerobic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria with a chemoorganotrophic heterotrophic metabolism (Garrity & Holt 2001).

<==Fusobacteria [Fusobacteriaceae, Fusobacteriales]
    |  i. s.: Ilyobacter GH01
    |         Cetobacterium GH01
    |--+--Leptotrichia buccalis MP95
    |  `--+--Sebaldella termitidis [=Bacteroides termitidis] MP95
    |     `--Streptobacillus moniliformis MP95
    `--+--Propionigenium modestum MP95
       `--Fusobacterium MP03
            |  i. s.: F. perfoetens PHK96
            |--F. necrogenes MP95
            |--+--F. varium MP95
            |  `--+--F. mortiferum MP95
            |     `--F. ulcerans MP95
            `--+--+--F. gonidiaformans MP95
               |  `--F. necrophorum MP95
               `--+--F. russii MP95
                  `--+--+--F. alocis MP95
                     |  `--F. simiae MP95
                     `--+--F. nucleatum MP95
                        `--F. periodonticum MP95

Nomen invalidum: Leptotrichia trevisanii Tee, Midolo et al. 2002VP JC08

*Type species of generic name indicated


[GH01] Garrity, G. M., & J. G. Holt. 2001. The road map to the Manual. In: Boone, D. R., R. W. Castenholz & G. M. Garrity (eds) Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology 2nd ed. vol. 1. The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria pp. 119–166. Springer.

[JC08] Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. 2008. Status of strains that contravene Rules 27 (3) and 30 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Opinion 81. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 58: 1755–1763.

[MP95] Maher, M., R. Palmer, F. Gannon & T. Smith. 1995. Relationship of a novel bacterial fish pathogen to Streptobacillus moniliformis and the fusobacteria group, based on 16S ribosomal RNA analysis. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 18: 79–84.

[PHK96] Prescott, L. M., J. P. Harley & D. A. Klein. 1996. Microbiology 3rd ed. Wm. C. Brown Publishers: Dubuque (Iowa).

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