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Volume 6, Number 4—August 2000


Bacteremia and Endocarditis Caused by a Gordonia Species in a Patient with a Central Venous Catheter

Olivier Lesens*Comments to Author , Yves Hansmann*, Philippe Riegel†, Rémy Heller†, Mohamed Benaissa-Djellouli*, Martin Martinot*, Hélène Petit‡, and Daniel Christmann*
Author affiliations: *Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Clinique Médicale A, Hôpitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France; †Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Faculté de Médecine, ‡Service de Chirurgie Cardio-Vasculaire, Hôpitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France

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Table 1

Classification of the genus Gordonia

Present designated species (date) Former designated species (date)
Gordonia aichiensisa (1997) Gordona aichiensis (1994) Rhodococcus aichiensis (1983)
Gordonia alkanivorans (1999) --
Gordonia amaraea (1997) Gordona amarae (1994) Nocardia amarae (1980)
Gordonia bronchialisa (1997) Gordona bronchialis (1989) Rhodococcus bronchialis (1980)
Gordonia desulfuricans (1999) --
Gordonia hirsutaa (1997) Gordona hirsuta (1996)
Gordonia hydrophobicaa (1997) Gordona hydrophobica (1995)
Gordonia polyisoprenivorans (1999) --
Gordonia rhizosphera (1998) --
Gordonia rubropertinctaa (1997) Gordona rubropertincta (1989) Rhodococcus rubropertinctusb (1980)
Gordonia sputia (1997) Gordona sputi (1989) Rhodococcus sputic (1975)
Gordonia terraea (1997) Gordona terrae (1989) Rhodococcus terrae (1980)

a The original spelling, Gordona, was changed to Gordonia in 1997 (5).
bOther former designations:Bacillus rubropertinctus, Serratia rubropertincta, Mycobacterium rubropertinctum, Proactinomyces rubropertinctus, Nocardia rubropertincta.
c Synonym: Rhodococcus chubuensis.

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