genus Actinomyces

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Noun1.genus Actinomyces - type genus of the family Actinomycetaceae
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
Actinomycetaceae, family Actinomycetaceae - filamentous anaerobic bacteria
actinomyces - soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites
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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.
Actinomycosis is a chronic bacterial infection, suppurative and granulomatous in nature, caused by bacteria of the genus Actinomyces [1], a group of Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria that form filamentous microcolonies [2], do not form spores, measure up to 1 [micro]m diameter, and are slow-growing [1].
Actinomyces israelii is the most common member of genus Actinomyces to cause human infections, predominantly localized in cervicofacial diseases [9].