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Actinomyces oricola sp. nov., from a human dental abscess

Hall, V., Collins, M.D., Hutson, R.A., Inganas, E., Falsen, E. and Duerden, B.I. (2003) Actinomyces oricola sp. nov., from a human dental abscess. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 53 (5). pp. 1515-1518. ISSN 1466-5026

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A previously undescribed Actinomyces-like bacterium was isolated from a human dental abscess. Based on its cellular morphology and the results of biochemical testing the organism was tentatively identified as a member of the genus Actinomyces, but it did not correspond to any currently recognized species of this genus. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies showed the bacterium represents a hitherto unknown subline within the genus Actinomyces, clustering within a group of species, which includes Actinomyces bovis, the type species of the genus. Based on biochemical and molecular phylogenetic evidence, it is proposed that the unknown organism recovered from a dental abscess be classified as a new species, Actinomyces oricola sp. nov. The type strain of Actinomyces oricola is R5292(T) (=CCUG 46090(T)=CIP 107639(T)).

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
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