|Description:||This Petri dish culture plate contained a medium of kanamycin menadione blood agar, which had been inoculated with an inoculum from a cervical swab culture specimen. The culture had given rise to pigmented colonies of Prevotella melaninogenica, formerly known as Bacteroides melaninogenicus bacteria. Any growth of Streptococcus spp. and Lactobacillus spp. bacterial colonies had been inhibited. The culture dish was incubated for a 5 day period at a temperature of 35°C.|
P. melaninogenica is a normal floral inhabitant of the human oral and vaginal cavities, and has been recovered from anaerobic infections involving the respiratory tract, brain abscesses, urinary tract infections, to name a few.