Fusobacterium polymorphum

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Fusobacterium polymorphum
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Fusobacteria
Class: Fusobacteriia
Order: Fusobacteriales
Family: Fusobacteriaceae
Genus: Fusobacterium
F. polymorphum
Binomial name
Fusobacterium polymorphum
Knorr, 1922

Fusobacterium polymorphum is a bacterium that has been isolated from the gingival crevice in humans, and has been implicated in the immunopathology of periodontal disease. It has also been isolated in guinea pigs in research studies.[1]


  1. ^ Hawley CE, Falker Jr. WA. (1977). "Anticomplementary activity of Fusobacterium polymorphum in normal and C4-deficient sources of guinea pig complement". Infect Immun. 18 (1): 124–129. PMC 421203. PMID 332638.