Query: NC_013192:1886337 Leptotrichia buccalis DSM 1135, complete genome Lineage: Leptotrichia buccalis; Leptotrichia; Leptotrichiaceae; Fusobacteriales; Fusobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 37C; Habitat: Blood, Human oral microflora. Leptotrichia buccalis DSM 1135 was isolated from dental plaque. This organism is a member of the normal human oral microbial community but has occasionally been implicated in cases of septicemia and endocarditis.
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General Information: This organism was named for its discoverer, Theodore Escherich, and is one of the premier model organisms used in the study of bacterial genetics, physiology, and biochemistry. This enteric organism is typically present in the lower intestine of humans, where it is the dominant facultative anaerobe present, but it is only one minor constituent of the complete intestinal microflora. E. coli, is capable of causing various diseases in its host, especially when they acquire virulence traits. E. coli can cause urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis, and many different intestinal diseases, usually by attaching to the host cell and introducing toxins that disrupt normal cellular processes.