Actinomyces viscosus


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Ac·ti·no·my·ces vis·co·'sus

a species that has been isolated from the oral cavity of humans and some species of other animals; it produces periodontal disease in animals and has been isolated from human dental calculus and root surface caries.

Ac·ti·no·my·ces vis·co·sus

(akti-nō-mīsēz vis-kōsŭs)
Species isolated from oral cavity of humans and some species of other animals; produces periodontal disease in animals and has been isolated from human dental calculus and root surface caries.

Actinomyces

a genus of non-acid-fast, gram-positive organisms that form a mycelium of branching filaments that fragment into irregular-sized fragments.

Actinomyces bovis
the cause of actinomycosis of cattle and sheep.
Actinomyces congolensis, Actinomyces dermatonomus
see dermatophiluscongolensis.
Actinomyces hordeovulneris
a cause of abscesses, pleuritis and systemic infections in dogs where it is often associated with penetration by grass awns (foxtails) of Hordeum spp.
Actinomyces israelii
an uncommon cause of actinomycosis in cattle and pigs.
Actinomyces necrophorus
see fusobacteriumnecrophorum.
Actinomyces pyogenes
now called Arcanobacterium pyogenes.
Actinomyces suis
the cause of actinomycosis of the swine mammary gland.
Actinomyces viscosus
the cause of periodontal disease in hamsters, and opportunistic infections of dogs.
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Individual bacteria of the species Actinomyces viscosus actually have two types of fimbriae, John O.
Actinomyces viscosus, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Campylobacter rectus, Streptococcus sanguis, Eikenella corrodens, Salmonella typhimurium, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Haemophilus actinomycetemcomitans, Lactobacillus casei, and P intermedia (78)
salivarius ATCC 25975, Actinomyces viscosus ATCC15987, ATCC15988, ATCC19246 and Lactobacillus casei ATCC7469 were from laboratory stock cultures of the Department of Oral Pathology, Asahi University School of Dentistry, Japan.