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The Family Prevotellaceae


Prevotellaceae is a family in the phylum Bacteroidetes and is composed of four genera: Prevotella, Alloprevotella, Hallella, and Paraprevotella. Two strains of Prevotella have been completely sequenced: Prevotella intermedia 17 and Prevotella ruminicola 23 (TIGR). Prevotella strains are Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, non-motile, rod-shaped or pleomorphic, singular cells that thrive under anaerobic growth conditions. The G+C content of strains in this family range from 45 to 49 mol%.


  • Growth Condition
  • Large Impact
  • Opportunistic Pathogen
  • Microbial Composition
  • Anaerobic Growth

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Rosenberg, E. (2014). The Family Prevotellaceae . In: Rosenberg, E., DeLong, E.F., Lory, S., Stackebrandt, E., Thompson, F. (eds) The Prokaryotes. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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