Actinomyces hordeovulneris

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Actinomyces hordeovulneris
Phylum Actinobacteria
Class Actinobacteria
Order Actinomycetales
Family Actinomycetaceae
Genus Actinomyces
Species A.hordeovulneris

Introduction

Actinomyces hordeovulneris is a species of the Actinomyces genus.

It is an organism found in seed heads of certain grasses. Colonies adhere to agar plates and are non-haemolytic, filamentous, branching organisms.

A.hordeovulneris causes cutaneous and visceral abscessation, pleuritis, peritonitis and arthritis in dogs.



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