|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the French veterinarian Edmond Nocard.|
Species epithet: star like.
|Type Strain:||ATCC 19247 = CCUG 10073 = NCTC 11293.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small and often irregular colonies (0.3-3 mm in diameter), which are yellowish due to pigment production.|
|Micromorphology:||Rod shaped but forms also branched filaments.|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||N. asteroides does not ferment carbohydrates since it is an obligate aerobic bacterium.|
|Reservoir:||N. asteroides is naturally occuring in dust, soil, water, and on plants.|
|Disease:||Canine nocardiosis etc.
|Hosts:||Dog, cattle, pig, sheep|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 100 species have been described within genus Nocardia, which is closely related to the following genera: Rhodococcus och Crossiella.|
|Comment:||N. asteroides is an opportunistic pathogen for animals (inkluding humans).|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...