Genus of Gram positive bacteria that form a mycelium that may fragment into rod- or coccoid-shaped cells. They are very common saprophytes in soil but some are opportunistic pathogens of humans, causing nocardiosis. This is characterized by abscesses, particularly of the jaw, which if untreated may invade the surrounding bone.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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