Actinomycetaceae

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Actinomycetaceae
Actinomyces israelii.jpg
Scanning electron micrograph of Actinomyces israelii.
Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Actinomycineae
Family: Actinomycetaceae
Buchanan, 1917
Genera

Actinomycetaceae is a family of bacteria in the order Actinomycetales that contains the medically important genus Actinomyces. Actinomycetaceae comprises 3 potentially pathogenic genera :Actinomyces, Nocardia, Streptomyces. These organisms are closely related to the mycobacteria but were originally classified as fungi because they were thought to be transition forms between bacteria and fungi.

Phylogeny[edit]

The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)[1] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[2] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 by 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project[3]




Arcanobacterium




Actinobaculum



Trueperella





Actinomyces [incl. Mobiluncus & Varibaculum]



References[edit]

  1. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Actinomycetaceae". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [1]. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ Sayers et al. "Actinomycetaceae". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy database [2]. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 (full tree)". Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database [3]. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 

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