Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Actinomycinae, Family
Actinomycetaceae, Genus Actinomyces, Actinomyces hongkongensis Woo, Fung, Lau, Teng, Wong, Wong, Hon, Tang, and Yuen
Species description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive straight rods. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies are pinpoint after 24 h incubation at 37 ºC in anaerobic environment on
sheep blood agar. Non-haemolytic. Strictly anaerobic.
Isolated from pus.
Isolated from the pus of a patient with pelvic actinomycosis.
- P.C.Y. Woo, A.M.Y. Fung, S.K.P. Lau, J.L.L. Teng, B.H.L. Wong, M.K.M. Wong, E. Hon, G.W.K. Tang, and K.y. Yuen, 2003.
Actinomyces hongkongensis sp. nov. A Novel Actinomyces species Isolated from a Patient with Pelvic Actinomycosis. System.
Appl. Microbiol. 26, 518-522.
Most results are based on RAPID ID 32A and Vitek ANI results.
Positive results for alkaline phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase & leucine arylamidase.
Negative results for catalase, alpha-fucosidase, alpha- and beta-galactosidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, N-
acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, indole production, alpha-mannosidase, nitrate reduction, urease, acid production from arabinose,
glucose, mannose, raffinose, trehalose & xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica