Nocardia asteroides

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Nocardia asteroides
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinomycetota
Class: Actinomycetia
Order: Mycobacteriales
Family: Nocardiaceae
Genus: Nocardia
N. asteroides
Binomial name
Nocardia asteroides
(Eppinger 1891) Blanchard 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Nocardia asteroides is a species of Nocardia.[1] It can cause nocardiosis, a severe pulmonary infection in immunocompromised hosts.[2]

Nocardia asteroides, filamentous gram-positive organism in sulfur granule


  1. Roth A, Andrees S, Kroppenstedt RM, Harmsen D, Mauch H (2003). "Phylogeny of the genus Nocardia based on reassessed 16S rRNA gene sequences reveals underspeciation and division of strains classified as Nocardia asteroides into three established species and two unnamed taxons". Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 41 (2): 851–856. doi:10.1128/JCM.41.2.851-856.2003. PMC 149683. PMID 12574299.
  2. "Nocardiosis: Overview - eMedicine Pediatrics: General Medicine". Archived from the original on 2022-06-14. Retrieved 2022-06-26.

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