Prevotella copriRANK: Species
TAXONOMY: Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi group -> Bacteroidetes -> Bacteroidia -> Bacteroidales -> Prevotellaceae -> Prevotella -> Prevotella copri
In an Australian prebirth cohort, larger household size predicts maternal carriage of Prevotella copri during pregnancy, which in turn strongly associates with protection against food allergy in the offspring ... The magnitude of association was large, with evidence of dose-response, and was independent of a range of potential confounding factors. The protective association between maternal carriage of Prevotella copri and decreased allergic disease in offspring was greatest among women with a diet high in fat and fiber. Increased household size and the absence of recent exposure to antibiotics were associated with increased maternal carriage of Prevotella copri. [Nature Communications 2020 Mar 24;11(1):1452].
Identified as constituent of vaginal microbiome. [PMID:23282177]
This species has been identified as a resident in the human gastrointestinal tract based on the phylogenetic framework of its small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences. [PMC 4262072]