Nocardia asteroides

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Nocardiaceae
Genus: Nocardia
Species: N. asteroides
Binomial name
Nocardia asteroides
(Eppinger, 1891) Blanchard, 1896

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