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Actinomyces nasicola sp. nov., isolated from a human nose

Hall, V., Collins, M.D., Lawson, P.A., Falsen, E. and Duerden, B.I. (2003) Actinomyces nasicola sp. nov., isolated from a human nose. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 53 (5). pp. 1445-1448. ISSN 1466-5026

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.02582-0

Abstract/Summary

A previously undescribed facultatively anaerobic, catalase-negative, Actinomyces-like bacterium was isolated from the nose of a human. On the basis of its cellular morphology and the results of biochemical testing, the micro-organism was tentatively identified as a member of the genus Actinomyces, but it did not correspond to any currently recognized species. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies showed the bacterium to be a hitherto unknown subline within the genus Actinomyces, displaying sequence divergence values of more than 6% with respect to recognized species of the genus. On the basis of biochemical, molecular chemical and molecular phylogenetic evidence, it is proposed that the unknown organism, strain R2014(T) (=CCUG 46092(T)=CIP 107668(T)), be classified as the type strain of a novel species, Actinomyces nasicola sp. nov.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
ID Code:13334
Uncontrolled Keywords:HUMAN CLINICAL SPECIMENS, CORYNEFORM BACTERIA, GENUS ACTINOMYCES, IDENTIFICATION, ASSIGNMENT, ACID

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