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Actinomyces and Related Genera

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Guido Funke MD Director

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0041

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Funke, G. 2010. Actinomyces and Related Genera. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Gärtner and Colleagues Laboratories, Department of Medical Microbiology, and Hygiene; and, CEO, Ravensburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Definition
  • 2
    Introduction and Historical Perspective
  • 3
    Habitat
  • 4
    Morphology
  • 5
    Cultural Characteristics
  • 6
    Metabolism
  • 7
    Cell Wall Composition; Antigenic Structure
  • 8
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 9
    Classification
  • 10
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 11
    Typing Methods
  • 12
    Role in the Normal Flora of Humans
  • 13
    Pathogenicity and Virulence
  • 14
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • actinomyces and related genera;
  • Actinomyces spp.-gram-positive rods;
  • colonial morphology and appearance in broth;
  • Actinomyces cellular and colonial morphology;
  • Actinomyces spp.-cell walls typical of gram-positive bacteria;
  • Actinomyces spp. and susceptibility to antimicrobial agents;
  • Actinomyces spp.-mouths of humans and animals;
  • actinomycotic infections in humans-involving A. israelii and A. gerencseriae with A. naeslundii