Species which are pathogenic include:
- Eikenella corrodens
These pathogens are often cultured from the oral mucosa of dogs, where they are associated with plaque formation and gingivitis.
Eikenella corrodens is a source of lysine decarboxylase, responsible for impairing the gingival epithelial barrier to bacteria.
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