Tannerella forsythia

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Tannerella forsythia is an anaerobic, gram negative species of bacteria of the Cytophaga-Bacteroidetes family implicated in periodontal diseases. [1]

T. forsythia, sometimes referred to by previous names (including Bacteroides forsythus and Tannerella forsythensis[2]), is a member of the red complex of periodontal pathogens.


  1. ^ 'Tannerella forsythensis ATCC 43037'
  2. ^ Cionca, N, et al. "Microbiologic testing and outcomes of full-mouth scaling and root planing with or without amoxicillin/metronidazole in chronic periodontitis." J Perio 2010;81:15-23.