|Etymology:||Genus name: Greek actino ray, mykes fungus (referring to the radiating appearance of microcolonies).|
Species epithet: sticky.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 15987 = CCUG 14476 = NCTC 10951|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Medium sized, round, white and viscous kolonies (O.5-5 mm in diameter).|
|Micromorphology:||Small bent and nonmotile rods (diameter: 0.2-1.0 µm), sometimes branching filaments up to 50 µm|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Metabolism:||Facultatively anaerobic, but needs 10% CO2 to grow anaerobically.|
|Other Enzymes:||DNase -, tryptophanase -, urease V|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red +, Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||The genus Actinomyces is composed of about 40 species, which are related to the genera Actinobaculum and Trueperella.|
|Comment:||The species definition has been changed and it is only strains belonging to the former serovar I that should be regarded as A. viscosus.|
|"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)|
For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...