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Species/Subspecies: Actinomyces hordeovulneris
Etymology: Genus name: Greek actino ray, mykes fungus (referring to the radiating appearance of microcolonies).
Species epithet: from injuries produced by awns ofHordeum sp. (foxtails)
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Actinobacteria
Class
Actinobacteria
Order
Actinomycetales
Family
Actinomycetaceae 
Genus
Actinomyces
Type Strain:
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Catalase/Oxidase:
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Dog: pleuritis, pericarditis, peritonitis, visceral abscesses och septic arthritis. Katt: tillhör ev. den normala oralfloran.
Hosts: Dog and cat
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:  -
Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
The genus Actinomyces is composed of about 40 species, which are related to the genera Actinobaculum and Trueperella.
Updated:2017-05-10

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