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Nocardia and other Aerobic Actinomycetes

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Patricia S. Conville MS MT(ASCP) Medical Technologist,
  2. Frank G. Witebsky MD Assistant Chief

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0045

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Conville, P. S. and Witebsky, F. G. 2010. Nocardia and other Aerobic Actinomycetes. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Taxonomic Relationships
  • 3
    Staining Properties
  • 4
    Isolation
  • 5
    Phenotypic Identification
  • 6
    Biochemicals
  • 7
    Susceptibility Testing
  • 8
    Cell-Wall and Cell-Membrane Composition
  • 9
    Molecular Identification
  • 10
    Strain Typing
  • 11
    Pathogenicity
  • 12
    Serologic Testing
  • 13
    Actinomadura
  • 14
    Amycolata and Amycolatopsis
  • 15
    Dermatophilus
  • 16
    Dietzia
  • 17
    Gordonia
  • 18
    Nocardia
  • 19
    Nocardiopsis
  • 20
    Pseudonocardia
  • 21
    Rhodococcus
  • 22
    Streptomyces
  • 23
    Thermophilic actinomycetes: saccharomonospora, saccharopolyspora, and thermoactinomyces
  • 24
    Tropheryma
  • 25
    Tsukamurella

Keywords:

  • Nocardia and other aerobic actinomycetes;
  • aerobic actinomycetes-not comprising genetically closely related groups;
  • phenotypic identification;
  • aerial hyphae-frequently visualized macroscopically;
  • Middlebrook opacification-ability of isolates of N. farcinica to opacify;
  • aerobic actinomycetes and diaminopimelic acid (DAP);
  • N. brasiliensis and other aerobic actinomycetes-cause of mycetoma;
  • Rhodococcus equi-currently principal animal and human pathogen in genus