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Species/Subspecies: Nocardia farcinica
Etymology: Genus name: named after the French veterinarian Edmond Nocard.
Species epithet: relating to farcy.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Actinobacteria
Class
Actinobacteria
Order
Actinobacteria
Family
Nocardiaceae 
Genus
Nocardia
Type Strain: ATCC 3318 = CCUG 10109 = CCUG 27778 = CCUG 48656 = NCTC 11134
Macromorphology (smell): Varable colony appearance.
Micromorphology: Partially acid-alcohol-fast rods.
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Aerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/?
Other Enzymes: Esculinase +
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Bovine farcy (inflammation in lymph vessels).
Hosts: Cattle
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
Z36936 ATCC 3318T 1474  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 100 species have been described within genus Nocardia, which is closely related to the following genera: Rhodococcus och Crossiella.
Updated:2020-12-04

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"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. 

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