Genus Actinomyces

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Number of species cited in this file: 47
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 2

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

 

Actinomyces Harz 1877, genus. (Type genus of the order ¤ Actinomycetales Buchanan 1917 [Approved Lists 1980]; type genus of the suborder ¤ Actinomycineae Stackebrandt et al. 1997; type genus of the family ¤ Actinomycetaceae Buchanan 1918 [Approved Lists 1980]).
Type species: ¤ Actinomyces bovis Harz 1877 (Approved Lists 1980).
Synonyms: Not "Actinomyce" (sic) Meyen 1827, "Discomyces" Rivolta 1878, "Actinocladothrix" Affanassieff and Schulz 1889.
Etymology: Gr. n. aktis aktinos, ray; Gr. masc. n. mukês, fungus; N.L. masc. n. Actinomyces, ray fungus, referring to the radial arrangement of filaments in Actinomyces bovis sulfur granules.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [HARZ (C.O.): Actinomyces bovis ein neuer schimmel in den geweben des rindes. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Thiermedizin. 1877-1878, 5, 125-140.]

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Actinomyces bernardiae Funke et al. 1995, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 51727 = DSM 9152 = CCUG 33419 = CIP 104252 = LCDC 89-0504 = LMG 18721.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X79224.
Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. bernardiae, of Bernard, named after the contemporary Canadian microbiologist Kathryn A. Bernard for her contributions to the study of asporogenous, gram positive rods.
Reference: FUNKE (G.), PASCUAL RAMOS (C.), FERNÁNDEZ-GARAYZÁBAL (J.F.), WEISS (N.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Description of human-derived Centers for Disease Control coryneform group 2 bacteria as Actinomyces bernardiae sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 57-60.
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Note: Actinomyces bernardiae Funke et al. 1995 was previously known as CDC coryneform group 2.

¤ Arcanobacterium bernardiae (Funke et al. 1995) Pascual Ramos et al. 1997, comb. nov.

¤ Trueperella bernardiae (Funke et al. 1995) Yassin et al. 2011, comb. nov.

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Actinomyces bovis Harz 1877, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 13683 = CCUG 31996 = CIP 103258 = DSM 43014 = NCTC 11535.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X81061.
Synonyms: "Discomyces bovis" (Harz 1877) Rivolta 1878, "Sarcomyces bovis" (Harz 1877) Rivolta 1879, "Oospora bovis" (Harz 1877) Sauvageau and Radais 1892, "Actinocladothrix bovis" (Harz 1877) Gasperini 1892, "Nocardia bovis" (Harz 1877) Blanchard 1896, "Streptothrix bovis" (Harz 1877) Chester 1901, "Cladothrix bovis" (Harz 1877) Macé 1901, "Sphaerotilus bovis" (Harz 1877) Engler 1907, "Proactinomyces bovis" (Harz 1877) Henrici 1939.
Etymology: L. n. bos bovis, an ox, cow; L. gen. n. bovis, of/from the ox/cow.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [HARZ (C.O.): Actinomyces bovis ein neuer schimmel in den geweben des rindes. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Thiermedizin. 1877-1878, 5, 125-140.]

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Actinomyces bowdenii Pascual et al. 1999, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain M1327/96/1 = CCUG 37421 = CIP 106647 = DSM 15435.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ234039.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. bowdenii, of Bowden, to honor George H. Bowden, a contemporary British microbiologist, who made many valuable contributions to actinomycete microbiology.
Reference: PASCUAL (C.), FOSTER (G.), FALSEN (E.), BERGSTRÖM (K.), GREKO (C.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces bowdenii sp. nov., isolated from canine and feline clinical specimens. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 1873-1877.
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Actinomyces canis Hoyles et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain M2289/98/2 = CCUG 41706 = CIP 106351.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ243891.
Etymology: L. n. canis -is, dog, bitch; L. gen. n. canis, of/from the dog/bitch.
Reference: HOYLES (L.), FALSEN (E.), FOSTER (G.), PASCUAL (C.), GREKO (C.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces canis sp. nov., isolated from dogs. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 1547-1551.
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Actinomyces cardiffensis Hall et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain R10394 = CCUG 44997 = CIP 107323.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ421779.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. cardiffensis, of or belonging to Cardiff, a city in Wales.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 89. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1-2. [HALL (V.), COLLINS (M.D.), HUTSON (R.), FALSEN (E.) and DUERDEN (B.I.): Actinomyces cardiffensis sp. nov. from human clinical sources. J. Clin. Microbiol., 2002, 40, 3427-3431.]
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Actinomyces catuli Hoyles et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain M1192/98/1 = CCUG 41709 = CIP 106507 = DSM 15415.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ276805.
Etymology: L. n. catulus, a young dog, a puppy; L. masc. gen. n. catuli, of a small dog.
Reference: HOYLES (L.), FALSEN (E.), PASCUAL (C.), SJÖDÉN (B.), FOSTER (G.), HENDERSON (D.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces catuli sp. nov., from dogs. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 679-682.
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Actinomyces coleocanis Hoyles et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain M343/98/2 = CCUG 41708 = CIP 106873 = DSM 15436.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ249326.
Etymology: Gr. n. koleos, sheath, vagina; L. n. canis, dog, bitch; N.L. gen. n. coleocanis, of the vagina of a bitch.
Reference: HOYLES (L.), FALSEN (E.), FOSTER (G.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces coleocanis sp. nov., from the vagina of a dog. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1201-1203.
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Actinomyces dentalis Hall et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain R18165 = CCUG 48064 = CIP 108337.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ697609.
Etymology: L. n. dens dentis, a tooth; L. masc. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. masc. adj. dentalis, pertaining to teeth.
Reference: HALL (V.), COLLINS (M.D.), LAWSON (P.A.), FALSEN (E.) and DUERDEN (B.I.): Actinomyces dentalis sp. nov., from a human dental abscess. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 427-431.
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Actinomyces denticolens Dent and Williams 1984, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Sh 8/4303 = ATCC 43322 = CCUG 32758 = CIP 103126 = DSM 20671 = NCTC 11490.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X80412.
Etymology: L. n. dens dentis, tooth; L. verb colere, to inhabit, to dwell; L. part. adj. colens, dwelling; N.L. part. adj. denticolens, tooth-dwelling.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 16. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 503-504. [DENT (V.E.) and WILLIAMS (R.A.D.): Actinomyces denticolens Dent & Williams sp. nov.: a new species from the dental plaque of cattle. J. Appl. Bacteriol., 1984, 56, 183-192.]
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Actinomyces europaeus Funke et al. 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 700353 = CCUG 32789 A = CIP 105308 = LMG 18454.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y08828.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. europaeus, of or belonging to Europe, European, referring to the fact that six different European laboratories contributed to the description of the species.
Reference: FUNKE (G.), ALVAREZ (N.), PASCUAL (C.), FALSEN (E.), AKERVALL (E.), SABBE (L.), SCHOULS (L.), WEISS (N.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces europaeus sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 687-692.
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Actinomyces funkei Lawson et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CCUG 42773 = CIP 106713.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ404889.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. funkei, of Funke, to honour Guido Funke, a German microbiologist, for his contributions to the clinical microbiology of Actinobacteria.
Reference: LAWSON (P.A.), NIKOLAITCHOUK (N.), FALSEN (E.), WESTLING (K.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces funkei sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 853-855.
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Actinomyces georgiae Johnson et al. 1990, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 49285 = CCUG 32935 = CIP 104749 = DSM 6843 = VPI D145A-7.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X80413.
Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. georgiae, of Georg, to honor Lucile K. Georg, a pioneer in Actinomyces taxonomy.
Reference: JOHNSON (J.L.), MOORE (L.V.H.), KANEKO (B.) and MOORE (W.E.C.): Actinomyces georgiae sp. nov., Actinomyces gerencseriae sp. nov., designation of two genospecies of Actinomyces naeslundii, and inclusion of A. naeslundii serotypes II and III and Actinomyces viscosus serotype II in A. naeslundii genospecies 2. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 273-286.
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Notes:
1 On page 274 of the paper by Johnson et al. 1990, the type strain is erroneously designated as VPI D145A-07.
2 Actinomyces georgiae Johnson et al. 1990 was previously known as Actinomyces D08.

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Actinomyces gerencseriae Johnson et al. 1990, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 23860 = CCUG 32936 = CCUG 34703 = CDC W 838 = CIP 105418 = DSM 6844 = JCM 12963 = VPI 12594.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X80414.
Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. gerencseriae, of Gerencser, to honor the American microbiologist Mary Ann Gerencser, an authority on Actinomyces species.
Reference: JOHNSON (J.L.), MOORE (L.V.H.), KANEKO (B.) and MOORE (W.E.C.): Actinomyces georgiae sp. nov., Actinomyces gerencseriae sp. nov., designation of two genospecies of Actinomyces naeslundii, and inclusion of A. naeslundii serotypes II and III and Actinomyces viscosus serotype II in A. naeslundii genospecies 2. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 273-286.
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Note: Actinomyces gerencseriae Johnson et al. 1990 was previously known as Actinomyces israelii serovar II.

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Actinomyces graevenitzii Pascual Ramos et al. 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CCUG 27294 = CIP 105737.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ540309.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. graevenitzii, of Graevenitz, to honor Alexander von Graevenitz, a clinical microbiologist, for his many contributions to clinical microbiology.
Reference: PASCUAL RAMOS (C.), FALSEN (E.), ALVAREZ (N.), ÅKERVALL (E.), SJÖDÉN (B.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces graevenitzii sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 885-888.
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Actinomyces haliotis Hyun et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) WL80T ( = KACC 17211T = JCM 18848.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KC196072.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: N/A.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. haliotis, of Haliotis, the systematic name of a genus of abalone, isolated from Haliotis discus hannai.
Source: Animal.
Reference: HYUN, D.-W., SHIN, N.-R., KIM, M.-S., KIM, P.-S., KIM, J.-Y., WHON, T.-W. and BAE, J.-W. 2014. Actinomyces haliotis sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from the gut of an abalone, Haliotis discus hannai. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 456-461.
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Actinomyces hominis Funke et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 1094 = 7894GR = CCUG 57540 = DSM 22168.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ617539.
Etymology: L. n. homo -inis, a a human being, man, person; L. gen. n. hominis, of man, indicating that the type strain was isolated from a human.
Reference: FUNKE (G.), ENGLERT (R.), FRODL (R.), BERNARD (K.A.) and STENGER (S.): Actinomyces hominis sp. nov., isolated from a wound swab. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 1678-1681.
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Actinomyces hongkongensis Woo et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain HKU8 = CCUG 48484 = DSM 15629 = CIP 107949 = LMG 21939.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF433168.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. hongkongensis, of or belonging to Hong Kong, where the type strain was isolated.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 96. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 307-308. [WOO (P.C.Y.), FUNG (A.M.Y.), LAU (S.K.P.), TENG (J.L.L.), WONG (B.H.L.), WONG (M.K.M.), HON (E.), TANG (G.W.K.) and YUEN (K.Y.): Actinomyces hongkongensis sp. nov. A novel Actinomyces species isolated from a patient with pelvic actinomycosis. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2003, 26, 518-522.]
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Note: The specific epithet is a N.L. masc. adj. not a N.L. fem. adj. as cited in the paper by Woo et al. 2003.

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Actinomyces hordeovulneris Buchanan et al. 1984, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 35275 = CCUG 32937 = CIP 103149 = DSM 20732 = UCD 81-332-9.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X82448.
Etymology: L. n. hordeum, barley; N.L. n. Hordeum, genus of grass; L. n. vulnus vulneris, wound, injury; N.L. gen. n. hordeovulneris, of (isolated from) injuries produced by awns of Hordeum.
Reference: BUCHANAN (A.M.), SCOTT (J.L.), GERENCSER (M.A.), BEAMAN (B.L.), JANG (S.) and BIBERSTEIN (E.L.): Actinomyces hordeovulneris sp. nov., an agent of canine actinomycosis. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 439-443.
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Actinomyces howellii Dent and Williams 1984, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Sh 7/4276 = ATCC 43323 = CCUG 32757 = CIP 103127 = NCTC 11636.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X80411.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. howellii, of Howell, to honor the American microbiologist Arden Howell Jr., who studied oral actinomycetes from animals, particularly Odontomyces (Actinomyces) viscosus.
Reference: DENT (V.E.) and WILLIAMS (R.A.D.): Actinomyces howellii, a new species from the dental plaque of dairy cattle. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 316-320.
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Actinomyces humiferus Gledhill and Casida 1969, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 25174 = CCUG 35596 = CIP 104614 = JCM 11945 = NRRL B-3752.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X82449.
Etymology: L. n. humus, soil, N.L. part. adj. ferus -a -um, borne, N.L. masc. adj. humiferus, soil-borne.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [GLEDHILL (W.E.) and CASIDA (L.E.): Predominant catalase-negative soil bacteria. II. Occurrence and characterization of Actinomyces humiferus, sp. n. Applied Microbiology, 1969, 18, 114-121.]

¤ Cellulomonas humilata corrig. (Gledhill and Casida 1969) Collins and Pascual 2000, comb. nov.

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Actinomyces hyovaginalis Collins et al. 1993, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain BM 1192/5 = ATCC 51367 = CCUG 35604 = CCUG 35715 = CIP 103923 = DSM 10695 = NCIMB 702983 (formerly NCFB 2983).
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X69616.
Etymology: Gr. n. hus huos, pig, sow; L. n. vagina, sheath, vagina; L. masc. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. masc. adj. vaginalis, of or pertaining to the vagina; N.L. masc. adj. hyovaginalis, pertaining to the vagina of a sow.
Reference: COLLINS (M.D.), STUBBS (S.), HOMMEZ (J.) and DEVRIESE (L.A.): Molecular taxonomic studies of Actinomyces-like bacteria isolated from purulent lesions in pigs and description of Actinomyces hyovaginalis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 471-473.
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Actinomyces israelii (Kruse 1896) Lachner-Sandoval 1898, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 12102 = CCUG 18307 = CIP 103259 = DSM 43320 = JCM 12964 = NCTC 12972.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X82450.
Synonyms: "Streptothrix israeli" (sic) Kruse 1896, "Discomyces israeli" (Kruse 1896) Gedoelst 1902, "Actinobacterium israeli" (Kruse 1896) Sampietro 1908, "Cohnistreptothrix israeli" (Kruse 1896) Pinoy 1913, "Nocardia israeli" (Kruse 1896) Castellani and Chalmers 1913, "Oospora israeli" (Kruse 1896) Sartory 1920, "Brevistreptothrix israeli" (Kruse 1896) Lignières 1924, "Corynebacterium israeli" (Kruse 1896) Haupt and Zeki 1933, "Proactinomyces israeli" (Kruse 1896) Negroni 1934.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. israelii, of Israel, to honor Professor James Israel, a German surgeon, who was one of the original describers of the organism.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [1 KRUSE (W.): Systematik der Streptothricheen und Bakterien. In: C. FLÜGGE, Die Mikroorganismen, 3rd ed., vol.2, Vogel, Leipzig, 1896, pp. 48-96. 2 LACHNER-SANDOVAL (V.): Über Strahlenpilze. Inaugural Dissertation Strassburg. Universitäts Buchdruckerei Von Carl Georgi, Bonn, 1898.]

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Actinomyces johnsonii Henssge et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 49338 = CCUG 34287 = JCM 16129.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X81063.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. johnsonii, of Johnson, named after the American molecular taxonomist John L. Johnson, who undertook extensive studies on the genetic relationships between oral actinomyces.
Reference: HENSSGE (U.), DO (T.), RADFORD (D.R.), GILBERT (S.C.), CLARK (D.) and BEIGHTON (D.): Emended description of Actinomyces naeslundii and descriptions of Actinomyces oris sp. nov. and Actinomyces johnsonii sp. nov., previously identified as Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 1, 2 and WVA 963. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 509-516.
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Actinomyces marimammalium Hoyles et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain M1749/98/1 = CCUG 41710 = CIP 106509 = DSM 15383.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ276405.
Etymology: L. neut. n. mare, the sea; N.L. neut. gen. pl. n. mammalium, of mammals; N.L. gen. pl. n. marimammalium, of marine mammals.
Reference: HOYLES (L.), PASCUAL (C.), FALSEN (E.), FOSTER (G.), GRAINGER (J.M.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces marimammalium sp. nov., from marine mammals. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 151-156.
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Actinomyces massiliensis Renvoise et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 4401292 = CCUG 53522 = CSUR P18 = JCM 16130.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF558367.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. massiliensis, of or belonging to Massilia, the old Greek and Roman name for Marseille, where the type strain was isolated.
Reference: RENVOISE (A.), RAOULT (D.) and ROUX (V.): Actinomyces massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from a patient blood culture. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 540-544.
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Actinomyces meyeri (ex Prévot 1938) Cato et al. 1984, nom. rev., comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Prévot 2477B = ATCC 35568 = CCUG 21024 = CIP 103148 = DSM 20733 = LMG 16161 = VPI 8617.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X82451.
Synonym: "Actinobacterium meyeri" Prévot 1938.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. meyeri, of Meyer, to honor Kurt F. Meyer, a German bacteriologist, who described the organism as a "new anaerobic Streptothrix species" in 1911.
Reference: CATO (E.P.), MOORE (W.E.C.), NYGAARD (G.) and HOLDEMAN (L.V.): Actinomyces meyeri sp. nov., specific epithet rev. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 487-489.
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Actinomyces naeslundii Thompson and Lovestedt 1951, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 12104 = CCUG 2238 = CCUG 18310 = CCUG 32832 = CCUG 35333 = CDC W826 = CIP 103128 = DSM 43013 = JCM 8349 = NCTC 10301.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X81062.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. naeslundii, of Naeslund, named after Carl Naeslund who first described this organism in some detail, but did not give it a specific epithet.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [THOMPSON (L.) and LOVESTEDT (S.A.): An actinomyces-like organism obtained from the human mouth. Proceedings of the Staff Meetings of the Mayo Clinic, 1951, 26, 169-175.]

Actinomyces naeslundii Thompson and Lovestedt 1951 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Henssge et al. 2009.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 12104 = CCUG 2238 = CCUG 18310 = CCUG 32832 = CCUG 35333 = CDC W826 = CIP 103128 = DSM 43013 = JCM 8349 = NCTC 10301.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X81062.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. naeslundii, of Naeslund, named after Carl Naeslund who first described this organism in some detail, but did not give it a specific epithet.
Reference: HENSSGE (U.), DO (T.), RADFORD (D.R.), GILBERT (S.C.), CLARK (D.) and BEIGHTON (D.): Emended description of Actinomyces naeslundii and descriptions of Actinomyces oris sp. nov. and Actinomyces johnsonii sp. nov., previously identified as Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 1, 2 and WVA 963. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 509-516.
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Actinomyces nasicola Hall et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain R2014 = CCUG 46092 = CIP 107668.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ508455.
Etymology: L. n. nasus, nose; L. suffix -cola (from L. n. incola), inhabitant, dweller; N.L. n. nasicola, inhabitant of the nose, referring to the place of isolation of the type strain.
Reference: HALL (V.), COLLINS (M.D.), LAWSON (P.A.), FALSEN (E.) and DUERDEN (B.I.): Actinomyces nasicola sp. nov., isolated from a human nose. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1445-1448.
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Actinomyces naturae Rao et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain BL-79 = CCUG 56698 = NRRL B-24670.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ234421.
Etymology: L. gen. n. naturae, of/from nature, intended to mean of/from the environment.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 144. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 473-475. [RAO (J.U.), RASH (B.A.), NOBRE (M.F.), DA COSTA (M.S.), RAINEY (F.A.) and MOE (W.M.): Actinomyces naturae sp. nov., the first Actinomyces sp. isolated from a non-human or animal source. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 2012, 101, 155-168.]
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Actinomyces neuii Funke et al. 1994, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 97/90 = ATCC 51847 = CCUG 32252 = CIP 104015 = DSM 8576.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM084228.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. neuii, of Neu, to honor Harold Neu, an authority in antimicrobial chemotherapy and infectious diseases.
Reference: FUNKE (G.), STUBBS (S.), VON GRAEVENITZ (A.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Assignment of human-derived CDC group 1 coryneform bacteria and CDC group 1-like coryneform bacteria to the genus Actinomyces as Actinomyces neuii subsp. neuii sp. nov., subsp. nov., and Actinomyces neuii subsp. anitratus subsp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 167-171.
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Note: Actinomyces neuii Funke et al. 1994 was previously known as CDC coryneform group 1.

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Actinomyces neuii subsp. anitratus Funke et al. 1994, subsp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 50/90 = ATCC 51849 = CCUG 32253 = CIP 104016 = DSM 8577 = LMG 14788.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM084229.
Etymology: Gr. pref. a-, not; N.L. n. nitras -atis, nitrate; L. masc. suff. -atus, suffix used in adjectives meaning provided with, N.L. masc. adj. anitratus, intended to mean not reducing nitrate.
Reference: FUNKE (G.), STUBBS (S.), VON GRAEVENITZ (A.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Assignment of human-derived CDC group 1 coryneform bacteria and CDC group 1-like coryneform bacteria to the genus Actinomyces as Actinomyces neuii subsp. neuii sp. nov., subsp. nov., and Actinomyces neuii subsp. anitratus subsp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 167-171.
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Note: Actinomyces neuii subsp. anitratus Funke et al. 1994 was previously known as CDC coryneform group 1-like.

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Actinomyces neuii subsp. neuii Funke et al. 1994, subsp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 97/90 = ATCC 51847 = CCUG 32252 = CIP 104015 = DSM 8576.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM084228.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. neuii, of Neu, to honor Harold Neu, an authority in antimicrobial chemotherapy and infectious diseases.
Reference: FUNKE (G.), STUBBS (S.), Von GRAEVENITZ (A.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Assignment of human-derived CDC group 1 coryneform bacteria and CDC group 1-like coryneform bacteria to the genus Actinomyces as Actinomyces neuii subsp. neuii sp. nov., subsp. nov., and Actinomyces neuii subsp. anitratus subsp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 167-171.
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Note: Actinomyces neuii subsp. neuii Funke et al. 1994 was previously known as CDC coryneform group 1.

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Actinomyces odontolyticus Batty 1958, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 17929 = CCUG 20536 = CIP 101124 = DSM 43760 = JCM 14871 = LMG 18080 = NCTC 9935.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ234040.
Etymology: Gr. n. odous -ontos, tooth; N.L. masc. adj. lyticus (from Gr. masc. adj. lutikos), able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. masc. adj. odontolyticus, tooth-dissolving.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [BATTY (I.): Actinomyces odontolyticus, a new species of actinomycete regularly isolated from deep carious dentine. Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology, 1958, 75, 455-459.]

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Actinomyces oricola Hall et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain R5292 = CCUG 46090 = CIP 107639 = JCM 17565.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ507295.
Etymology: L. n. os oris, mouth; L. masc. suffix -cola, inhabitant; N.L. n. oricola, inhabitant of the mouth.
Reference: HALL (V.), COLLINS (M.D.), HUTSON (R.A.), INGANÄS (E.), FALSEN (E.) and DUERDEN (B.I.): Actinomyces oricola sp. nov., from a human dental abscess. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1515-1518.
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Actinomyces oris Henssge et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 27044 = CCUG 34288 = JCM 16131.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: GQ421308.
Etymology: L. n. os oris, mouth; L. gen. n. oris, of the mouth.
Reference: HENSSGE (U.), DO (T.), RADFORD (D.R.), GILBERT (S.C.), CLARK (D.) and BEIGHTON (D.): Emended description of Actinomyces naeslundii and descriptions of Actinomyces oris sp. nov. and Actinomyces johnsonii sp. nov., previously identified as Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 1, 2 and WVA 963. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 509-516.
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Actinomyces pyogenes (Glage 1903) Reddy et al. 1982, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain C-100 = ATCC 19411 = CCUG 13230 = CIP 103129 = DSM 20630 = LMG 16162 = NCTC 5224.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X79225.
Basonym: ¤ Corynebacterium pyogenes (Glage 1903) Eberson 1918 (Approved Lists 1980).
Other synonym: "Bacillus pyogenes" Glage 1903.
Etymology: Gr. n. puon (Latin transliteration pyum), discharge from a sore, pus; N.L. suff. -genes (from Gr. v. gennaô, to produce) producing; N.L. adj. pyogenes, pus-producing.
Reference: REDDY (C.A.), CORNELL (C.P.) and FRAGA (A.M.): Transfer of Corynebacterium pyogenes (Glage) Eberson to the genus Actinomyces as Actinomyces pyogenes (Glage) comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 419-429.
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¤ Arcanobacterium pyogenes (Glage 1903) Pascual Ramos et al. 1997, comb. nov.

¤ Trueperella pyogenes (Glage 1903) Yassin et al. 2011, comb. nov.

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Actinomyces pyogenes (Glage 1903) Collins and Jones 1983, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain C-100 = ATCC 19411 = CCUG 13230 = CIP 103129 = DSM 20630 = LMG 16162 = NCTC 5224.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X79225.
Basonym: ¤ Corynebacterium pyogenes (Glage 1903) Eberson 1918 (Approved Lists 1980).
Other synonym: "Bacillus pyogenes" Glage 1903.
Etymology: Gr. n. puon (Latin transliteration pyum), discharge from a sore, pus; N.L. suff. -genes (from Gr. v. gennaô, to produce) producing; N.L. adj. pyogenes, pus-producing.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 10. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 438-440. [COLLINS (M.D.) and JONES (D.): Reclassification of Corynebacterium pyogenes (Glage) in the genus Actinomyces, as Actinomyces pyogenes comb. nov. J. Gen. Microbiol., 1982, 128, 901-903.]
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Note: Actinomyces pyogenes (Glage 1903) Reddy et al. 1982 has priority [Rule 24b(2)].

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Actinomyces radicidentis Collins et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CCUG 36733 = CIP 106352 = DSM 15433.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ251986.
Etymology: L. n. radix -icis,  a root, L. n. dens dentis, a tooth, N.L. gen. n. radicidentis, of the root of a tooth.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 78. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 1-2. [COLLINS (M.D.), HOYLES (L.), KALFAS (S.), SUNDQUIST (G.), MONSEN (T.), NIKOLAITCHOUK (N.) and FALSEN (E.): Characterization of Actinomyces isolates from infected root canals of teeth: description of Actinomyces radicidentis sp. nov. J. Clin. Microbiol., 2000, 38, 3399-3403.]
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Actinomyces radingae Wüst et al. 1995, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain APL1 = ATCC 51856 = CCUG 32394 = CCUG 34270 = CIP 105358 = DSM 9169 = LMG 15960.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X78719.
Etymology: M.L. fem. n. Radinga, the Latin name for Reading, UK; M.L. fem. gen. n. radingae, of (pertaining to) Reading.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 54. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 619-620. [WÜST (J.), STUBBS (S.), WEISS (N.), FUNKE (G.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Assignment of Actinomyces pyogenes-like (CDC coryneform group E) bacteria to the genus Actinomyces as Actinomyces radingae sp. nov. and Actinomyces turicensis sp. nov. Lett. Appl. Microbiol., 1995, 20, 76-81.]
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Note: Actinomyces radingae Wüst et al. 1995 was previously known as CDC coryneform group E.

Actinomyces radingae Wüst et al. 1995 emend. Vandamme et al. 1998.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain APL1 = ATCC 51856 = CCUG 32394 = CCUG 34270 = CIP 105358 = DSM 9169 = LMG 15960.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X78719.
Etymology: M.L. fem. n. Radinga, the Latin name for Reading, UK; M.L. fem. gen. n. radingae, of (pertaining to) Reading.
Reference: VANDAMME (P.), FALSEN (E.), VANCANNEYT (M.), VAN ESBROECK (M.), VAN DE MERWE (D.), BERGMANS (A.), SCHOULS (L.) and SABBE (L.): Characterization of Actinomyces turicensis and Actinomyces radingae strains from human clinical samples. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 503-510.
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Actinomyces ruminicola An et al. 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain B71 = CGMCC 1.5030 = JCM 13352.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ072005.
Etymology: L. n. rumen -inis, first stomach of ruminants, rumen; L. suff. -cola (from L. n. incola), an inhabitant, dweller; N.L. n. ruminicola, an inhabitant of rumen, indicating that the type strain was originally isolated from cattle rumen.
Reference: AN (D.), CAI (S.) and DONG (X.): Actinomyces ruminicola sp. nov., isolated from cattle rumen. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 2043-2048.
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Actinomyces slackii Dent and Williams 1986, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Sh 13/4563 = ATCC 49928 = CCUG 32792 = CIP 103130 = NCTC 11923.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ234066.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. slackii, of Slack, to honor John M. Slack, an expert on Actinomyces and actinomycosis.
Reference: DENT (V.E.) and WILLIAMS (R.A.D.): Actinomyces slackii sp. nov. from dental plaque of dairy cattle. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 392-395.
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Actinomyces suimastitidis Hoyles et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CCUG 39276 = CIP 106779.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ277385.
Etymology: L. n. sus suis, pig; N.L. n. mastitis -idis, infection of the milk glands, N.L. gen. n. suimastitidis, of porcine mastitis.
Reference: HOYLES (L.), FALSEN (E.), HOLMSTRÖM (G.), PERSSON (A.), SJÖDÉN (B.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Actinomyces suimastitidis sp. nov., isolated from pig mastitis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1323-1326.
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Actinomyces suis (Wegienek and Reddy 1982) Ludwig et al. 1992, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Soltys 50052 = ATCC 33144 = CCUG 19206 = CIP 105361 = DSM 20639 = LMG 18291.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: S83623.
Basonym: ¤ Eubacterium suis (ex Soltys and Spratling 1957) Wegienek and Reddy 1982.
Other synonyms: "Corynebacterium suis" Soltys and Spratling 1957, not "Actinomyces suis " Grässer 1957, not "Actinomyces suis" Gasperini 1892.
Etymology: L. gen. n. suis, of a hog, of a pig.
Reference: LUDWIG (W.), KIRCHHOF (G.), WEIZENEGGER (M.) and WEISS (N.): Phylogenetic evidence for the transfer of Eubacterium suis to the genus Actinomyces as Actinomyces suis comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 161-165.
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¤ Actinobaculum suis (Wegienek and Reddy 1982) Lawson et al. 1997, comb. nov.

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Actinomyces timonensis Renvoise et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 7400942 = CCUG 55928 = CSUR P35.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU484334.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. timonensis, of or pertaining to la Timone, named after Hôpital de la Timone, the hospital in Marseilles, France, from where the type strain was isolated.
Reference: RENVOISE (A.), RAOULT (D.) and ROUX (V.): Actinomyces timonensis sp. nov., isolated from a human clinical osteo-articular sample. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 1516-1521.
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Note: The epithet timonensis is a "N.L. masc. adj.", not a "L. masc. adj." as cited in the paper by Renvoise et al. 2010.

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Actinomyces turicensis Wüst et al. 1995, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain APL10 = ATCC 51857 = CCUG 32401 = CCUG 34269 = CIP 105357 = DSM 9168 = LMG 15961.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X78720.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. turicensis, of or pertaining to Turicum (Zürich), referring to the place where the type strain had been isolated.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 54. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 619-620. [WÜST (J.), STUBBS (S.), WEISS (N.), FUNKE (G.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Assignment of Actinomyces pyogenes-like (CDC coryneform group E) bacteria to the genus Actinomyces as Actinomyces radingae sp. nov. and Actinomyces turicensis sp. nov. Lett. Appl. Microbiol., 1995, 20, 76-81.]
Validation List no. 54 in IJSEM Online

Note: Actinomyces turicensis Wüst et al. 1995 was previously known as CDC coryneform group E.

Actinomyces turicensis Wüst et al. 1995 emend. Vandamme et al. 1998.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain APL10 = ATCC 51857 = CCUG 32401 = CCUG 34269 = CIP 105357 = DSM 9168 = LMG 15961.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X78720.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. turicensis, of or pertaining to Turicum (Zürich), referring to the place where the type strain had been isolated.
Reference: VANDAMME (P.), FALSEN (E.), VANCANNEYT (M.), VAN ESBROECK (M.), VAN DE MERWE (D.), BERGMANS (A.), SCHOULS (L.) and SABBE (L.): Characterization of Actinomyces turicensis and Actinomyces radingae strains from human clinical samples. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 503-510.
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Actinomyces urogenitalis Nikolaitchouk et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CCUG 38702 = CIP 106421 = DSM 15434.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ243791.
Etymology: Gr. n. ouron (latin transliteration uron), urine; L. adj. genitalis belonging to the genital system or progenitive tract; N.L. masc. adj. urogenitalis belonging to the urogenital tract.
Reference: NIKOLAITCHOUK (N.), HOYLES (L.), FALSEN (E.), GRAINGER (J.M.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Characterization of Actinomyces isolates from samples from the human urogenital tract: description of Actinomyces urogenitalis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 1649-1654.
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Note: In the contents list for volume 50, part 4 (July), the title of the paper by Nikolaitchouk et al. 2000 is cited as Characterization of Actinomyces isolates from the human urogenital tract: description of Actinomyces urogenitalis sp. nov.

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Actinomyces vaccimaxillae Hall et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain R10176 = CCUG 46091 = CIP 107423.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ427451.
Etymology: L. n. vacca, cow; L. n. maxilla, jaw; N.L. gen. n. vaccimaxillae, of a cow's jaw.
Reference: HALL (V.), COLLINS (M.D.), HUTSON (R.), INGANÄS (E.), FALSEN (E.) and DUERDEN (B.I.): Actinomyces vaccimaxillae sp. nov., from the jaw of a cow. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 603-606.
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Actinomyces viscosus (Howell et al. 1965) Georg et al. 1969, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 15987 = CCUG 14476 = CIP 103147 = DSM 43327 = JCM 8353 = NCTC 10951.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X82453.
Synonym: "Odontomyces viscosus" Howell et al. 1965.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. viscosus, sticky, viscous.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [1 HOWELL (A.), JORDAN (H.V.), GEORG (L.K.) and PINE (L.): Odontomyces viscosus gen. nov. spec. nov. A filamentous microorganism isolated from periodontal plaque in hamsters. Sabouraudia, 1965, 4, 65-67. 2 GEORG (L.K.), PINE (L.) and GERENCSER (M.A.): Actinomyces viscosus comb. nov. A catalase positive, facultative member of the genus Actinomyces. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1969, 19, 291-293.]

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Actinomyces weissii Hijazin et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 2298 = 2298/06 = CCM 7951 = CCUG 61299 = CIP 110333 = LMG 26472.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FN552454.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. weissii, of Weiss, to honour Reinhard Weiss, a contemporary German microbiologist, for his contributions to veterinary microbiology.
Reference: HIJAZIN (M.), ALBER (J.), LÄMMLER (C.), KÄMPFER (P.), GLAESER (S.P.), BUSSE (H.J.), KASSMANNHUBER (J.), PRENGER-BERNINGHOFF (E.), FÖRNGES (T.), HASSAN (A.A.), ABDULMAWJOOD (A.) and ZSCHÖCK (M.): Actinomyces weissii sp. nov., isolated from dogs. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1755-1760.
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