|Etymology:||Genus name: Greek actino ray, mykes fungus (referring to the radiating appearance of microcolonies).|
Species epithet: sticky.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 15987 = CCUG 14476 = NCTC 10951|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Medium sized, round, white and viscous kolonies (O.5-5 mm in diameter).|
|Micromorphology:||Small bent and nonmotile rods (diameter: 0.2-1.0 µm), sometimes branching filaments up to 50 µm|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Metabolism:||Facultatively anaerobic, but needs 10% CO2 to grow anaerobically.|
|Other Enzymes:||DNase -, tryptophanase -, urease V|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red +, Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||The genus Actinomyces is composed of about 40 species, which are related to the genera Actinobaculum and Trueperella.|
|Comment:||The species definition has been changed and it is only strains belonging to the former serovar I that should be regarded as A. viscosus.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...