Actinomyces Europaeus Sp. Nov., Isolated From Human Clinical Specimens

Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1997 Jul;47(3):687-92. doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-3-687.

Abstract

Ten strains of a hitherto undescribed catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic, coryneform bacterium were isolated or collected by workers at three European clinical bacteriology laboratories or reference centers. These strains were isolated from humans, and most came from abscess material. Biochemical and chemotaxonomic characterization revealed that the strains belonged to the genus Actinomyces. The phenotypic features of the 10 strains were incompatible with the descriptions of the previously established Actinomyces species. A comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis demonstrated that the previously undescribed strains constitute a new line in the genus Actinomyces. The name Actinomyces europaeus sp. nov. is proposed for these clinical isolates. The type strain is CCUG 32789A.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinomyces / classification*
  • Actinomyces / genetics
  • Actinomyces / isolation & purification*
  • Actinomycosis / drug therapy
  • Actinomycosis / microbiology*
  • Adult
  • Bacterial Proteins / analysis
  • Fatty Acids / analysis
  • Female
  • Fermentation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Penicillins / pharmacology*
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / analysis

Substances

  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Fatty Acids
  • Penicillins
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

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