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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinomycetota
Class: Actinomycetia
Order: Propionibacteriales
Family: Nocardioidaceae
Genus: Nocardioides
Prauser 1976 (Approved Lists 1980)
Type species
Nocardioides albus
Prauser 1976 (Approved Lists 1980)[2][3]

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  • Pimelobacter Suzuki and Komagata 1983

Nocardioides are a genus of aerobic bacteria (needs oxygen to survive) that is Gram-positive.[5] There are currently 49 species that have been correctly found that belong to the genus Nocardioides but more are still being discovered and the addition of other similar species are being discussed.[6] Nocardioides can be found in soils or in water from all over the world.[7]

H. Prauser proposed the new genus Nocardioides in 1976.


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Some Nocardioides are able to produce antibiotics which are used in medicine and decontamination of regions. [8]


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  4. O'Donnell AG, Goodfellow M, Minnikin DE. (1982). "Lipids in the classification of Nocardioides: Reclassification of Arthrobacter simplex (Jensen) Lochhead in the genus Nocardioides (Prauser) emend. O'Donnell et al. as Nocardioides simplex comb. nov". Arch Microbiol. 133: 323–329. doi:10.1007/bf00521299. PMID 7171289.
  5. Yoon, Jung-Hoon; Park, Yong-Ha (2006), Dworkin, Martin; Falkow, Stanley; Rosenberg, Eugene; Schleifer, Karl-Heinz (eds.), "The Genus Nocardioides", The Prokaryotes, New York, NY: Springer New York, pp. 1099–1113, doi:10.1007/0-387-30743-5_44, ISBN 978-0-387-25493-7, retrieved 2023-07-04{{citation}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Euzeby, J. (1972). "Analyse". Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparée. 47 (2): 351–352. doi:10.1051/parasite/1972472351. ISSN 0003-4150. Archived from the original on 2023-07-04. Retrieved 2023-07-04.
  7. PRAUSER, H. (1976-01-01). "Nocardioides, a New Genus of the Order Actinomycetales". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 26 (1): 58–65. doi:10.1099/00207713-26-1-58. ISSN 0020-7713. Archived from the original on 2023-07-04. Retrieved 2023-07-04.
  8. Männistö, Minna K.; Tiirola, Marja A.; Salkinoja-Salonen, Mirja S.; Kulomaa, Markku S.; Puhakka, J. A. (1999-02-22). "Diversity of chlorophenol-degrading bacteria isolated from contaminated boreal groundwater". Archives of Microbiology. 171 (3): 189–197. doi:10.1007/s002030050698. ISSN 0302-8933. Archived from the original on 2023-07-04. Retrieved 2023-07-04.