|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).|