Nocardia brasiliensis

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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. PMID 18578712. doi:10.1111/j.1346-8138.2008.00482.x. 

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