Name: "Actinomyces houstonensis" Clarridge and Zhang 2002

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: means ray fungus for the shape of the microcolonies; N.L. masc./fem. adj. houstonensis, in honor of Houston, Texas, indicates the place where the bacterium was identified and described

Type strains: Houston VAMC strain 3971; VAMC 3971

16S rRNA gene accession number: AF457638

Original publication: Clarridge JE, Zhang Q. Genotypic diversity of clinical Actinomyces species: phenotype, source, and disease correlation among genospecies. J Clin Microbiol 2002; 40:3442-3448.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Actinomyces Harz 1877 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Clarridge JE, Zhang Q. Genotypic diversity of clinical Actinomyces species: phenotype, source, and disease correlation among genospecies. J Clin Microbiol 2002; 40:3442-3448.

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