Thermoactinomyces sacchari sp.nov., a Thermophilic Actinomycete Causing Bagassosis

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Lacey, J. 1971. Thermoactinomyces sacchari sp.nov., a Thermophilic Actinomycete Causing Bagassosis. Journal of General Microbiology. 66, pp. 327-228.

AuthorsLacey, J.

A new species of thermophilic monosporic actinomycete, isolated from mouldy sugar cane bagasse, is described as Thermoactinomyces sacchari sp.nov. It is distinguished from T. vulgaris Tsiklinsky by short tufted aerial mycelia that
rapidly autolyse and are not always seen, by bearing spores on short sporophores, by its appearance on different culture media and by serological differences. Both species have heat-resistant spores containing dipicolinic acid and with the
structure of bacterial endospores. A sufferer from bagassosis who inhaled extracts of T. sacchari developed symptoms characteristic of the disease.

Year of Publication1971
JournalJournal of General Microbiology
Journal citation66, pp. 327-228
Publisher's version
PublisherMicrobiology Society

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