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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology

The red bacteria: Porphyromonas gingivalis

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Author Details : Samriti Katoch*

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 120-123

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Porphyromonas gingivalis is a gram negative, anerobic, non-spore & nonmotile rods or cocco-bacilli. It is
a major periodontopathic bacteria involved in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. It is considered as a
major causative agent of chronic periodontitis. It contains a wide variety of virulence factors that helps it
in colonization and evasion of host defences.

Keywords: Porphyromonas gingivalis, Chronic Periodontitis, Red Bacteria.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpi.2019.026

How to cite : Katoch S, The red bacteria: Porphyromonas gingivalis. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2019;4(4):120-123

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