Nocardia brasiliensis

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"N. brasiliensis" redirects here. N. brasiliensis may also refer to Nippostrongylus brasiliensis.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Nocardiaceae
Genus: Nocardia
Species: brasiliensis

Nocardia brasiliensis is a species of Nocardia. As with most members of Actinobacteria, they contain high Guanine and Cytosine content.[1]

It can cause Nocardiosis.[2]


  1. ^ Nocardia pseudobrasiliensis
  2. ^ Fukuda H, Saotome A, Usami N, Urushibata O, Mukai H (June 2008). "Lymphocutaneous type of nocardiosis caused by Nocardia brasiliensis: a case report and review of primary cutaneous nocardiosis caused by N. brasiliensis reported in Japan". J. Dermatol. 35 (6): 346–53. doi:10.1111/j.1346-8138.2008.00482.x. PMID 18578712. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Meester, Irene; Geovanni Rosas-Taraco, Adrian; Cesar Salinas-Carmona, Mario (June 17, 2014). "Nocardia brasiliensis Induces Formation of Foamy Macrophages and Dendritic Cells In Vitro and In Vivo". PLoS One 9 (6): e100064. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100064.