16S rRNA Refseq V15.22 Genomic RefSeq V9.15
Human Oral Microbiome Taxon Description
Slackia exigua
Human Microbial Taxon ID:602Body Site:Oral
Named - Cultured
Eubacterium exiguum
Strain Information:
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NCBI Taxonomy ID:
16S rRNA Reference Sequences:
HOMD RefSeq ID: 602_1240,602_4045

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PubMed Search:17  [PubMed Link]
Nucleotide Search:32  [Entrez Nucleotide Link]
Protein Search:3811  [Entrez Protein Link]
By molecular cloning:
Clones seen = 2 / 34879 = 0.00573%
Rank Abundance = Tied for 409
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Genome Sequence
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General Information:
Phenotypic Characteristics:
Gram positive non-spore forming, non-motile bacillus
Obligate anaerobe
Cellular morphology: 0.5 x 1.0 um, singly or in clumps
Colonial morphology: translucent colonies < 1 mm diameter after prolonged incubation o­n BHI-blood agar
No detectable metabolic end-products after growth in PYG
GAC content of DNA:60-64 mol%
Prevalence and Source:
Has been isolated by at least 3 groups of investigators
Found in most subjects with periodontitis by DNA hybridization (Wade, unpublished)
Disease Associations:
Adult periodontitis [5]
Necrotic pulps [10]
Dentoalveolar abscesses [1]
PubMed database:
[1] Wade WG, Lewis MA, Cheeseman SL, Absi EG, Bishop PA. An unclassified Eubacterium taxon in acute dento-alveolar abscess. J Med Microbiol. 1994 Feb;40(2):115-7  [PubMed]
[2] Downes J, Munson MA, Spratt DA, Kononen E, Tarkka E, Jousimies-Somer H, Wade WG. Characterisation of Eubacterium-like strains isolated from oral infections. J Med Microbiol. 2001 Nov;50(11):947-51  [PubMed]
[3] Hashimura T, Sato M, Hoshino E. Detection of Slackia exigua, Mogibacterium timidum and Eubacterium saphenum from pulpal and periradicular samples using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method. Int Endod J. 2001 Sep;34(6):463-70  [PubMed]
[4] Wade WG, Downes J, Dymock D, Hiom SJ, Weightman AJ, Dewhirst FE, Paster BJ, Tzellas N, Coleman B. The family Coriobacteriaceae: reclassification of Eubacterium exiguum (Poco et al. 1996) and Peptostreptococcus heliotrinreducens (Lanigan 1976) as Slackia exigua gen. nov., comb. nov. and Slackia hel Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1999 Apr;49 Pt 2:595-600  [PubMed]
[5] Moore WE, Holdeman LV, Cato EP, Smibert RM, Burmeister JA, Ranney RR. Bacteriology of moderate (chronic) periodontitis in mature adult humans. Infect Immun. 1983 Nov;42(2):510-5  [PubMed]
[6] Poco SE Jr, Nakazawa F, Ikeda T, Sato M, Sato T, Hoshino E. Eubacterium exiguum sp. nov., isolated from human oral lesions. Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1996 Oct;46(4):1120-4  [PubMed]
[7] Booth V, Downes J, Van den Berg J, Wade WG. Gram-positive anaerobic bacilli in human periodontal disease. J Periodontal Res. 2004 Aug;39(4):213-20  [PubMed]
[8] Nakazawa F, Hoshino E. DNA-DNA relatedness and phylogenetic positions of Slackia exigua, Slackia heliotrinireducens, Eggerthella lenta, and other related bacteria. Oral Microbiol Immunol. 2004 Oct;19(5):343-6  [PubMed]
[9] Uematsu H, Sato N, Djais A, Hoshino E. Degradation of arginine by Slackia exigua ATCC 700122 and Cryptobacterium curtum ATCC 700683. Oral Microbiol Immunol. 2006 Dec;21(6):381-4  [PubMed]
Non-PubMed database:
[10] Sato TE, Hoshino E, Uematsu H, Noda T. Predominant obligate anaerobes in necrotic pulps of human deciduous teeth. Microb Ecol Health Dis 1993 6:269  
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