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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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