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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species >Bacteroides ovatus
Bacteroides ovatus
BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
modified chopped meat medium

Bacteroides ovatus is anaerobic.

Gram Stain:
Bacteroides ovatus is Gram stain negative.

Bacteroides ovatus is non-motile.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi group; Bacteroidetes; Bacteroides (class); Bacteroidales; Bacteroidaceae; Bacteroides

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Bacteroides ovatus is a control strain for anaerobe identification.


Bacteroides ovatus has been sequenced as a reference genome for the NIH Human Microbiome Project.

Human health and disease:
Bacteroides ovatus is BSL2 organism and should be considered a potential pathogen.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.

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