The Interactive Effect of These Bacterial Substrates on the Growth of Streptococcus gordonii, Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis

Streptococcus gordonii, Fusobacterium nucleatum 및 Porphyromonas gingivalis의 상호작용이 성장에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2015.03.15
  • Accepted : 2015.03.30
  • Published : 2015.04.30


In order to explore an effect of interaction of Streptococcus gordonii, Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis that are bacteria relevant to periodontal disease on its growth, the bacteria were incubated in trypticase soy hemin menadione broth at $37^{\circ}C$ $CO_2$ incubator for 7 days through anaerobic jar by single and co-culture with heat treated dead bacteria under anaerobic gas pack. In order to confirm growth level, absorbance was measured and for confirming colony structure and form, it was observed with scanning electron microscope. In order to confirm an effect on pathogenicity of P. gingivalis, real time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction was implemented for expression analysis for rgpA gene that produces HRgpA which is gingipain. As a result, the following conclusion was obtained. Colony formation of S. gordonii and P. gingivalis was increased by other dead bacteria and in case of F. nucleatum, its colony formation was showed an aspect of being increased by dead bacterium of P. gingivalis but decreased by dead bacterium of S. gordonii. Therefore, it is considered that the strains being used for this study would affect interactively through bacterial cell itself as well as their interaction factor at the time of colony formation.


Fusobacterium nucleatum;Microbial interactions;Porphyromonas gingivalis;Streptococcus gordonii


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