Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 196

Type strain: Yes

Species: Actinomyces weissii

Strain Designation: 2298, 2298/06

Strain history: <- P. Kämpfer, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany; strain 2298 <- M. Hijazin

NCBI tax ID(s): 675090 (species)

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@ref: 17796

BacDive-ID: 196

DSM-Number: 24894

keywords: mesophilic, anaerobe, Bacteria, 16S sequence, genome sequence, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, animal pathogen

description: Actinomyces weissii 2298 is an anaerobe, mesophilic, Gram-positive animal pathogen that was isolated from oral cavity, dog.

NCBI tax id

  • NCBI tax id: 675090
  • Matching level: species

strain history

doi: 10.13145/bacdive196.20220920.7

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/actinomycetota
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Actinomycetota
  • class: Actinomycetes
  • order: Actinomycetales
  • family: Actinomycetaceae
  • genus: Actinomyces
  • species: Actinomyces weissii
  • full scientific name: Actinomyces weissii Hijazin et al. 2012

@ref: 17796

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Actinobacteria

class: Actinobacteria

order: Actinomycetales

family: Actinomycetaceae

genus: Actinomyces

species: Actinomyces weissii

full scientific name: Actinomyces weissii Hijazin et al. 2012

strain designation: 2298, 2298/06

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 30418
  • gram stain: positive
  • cell length: 6 µm
  • cell width: 1.25 µm
  • cell shape: rod-shaped
  • motility: no


  • @ref: 30418
  • production: yes

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

38385MEDIUM 6 - Columbia agar with 10 % horse bloodyesDistilled water make up to (1000.000 ml);Columbia agar (39.000 g);Horseblood (100.000 ml)
17796BHI MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 215)yesName: BHI MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 215) Composition: Brain heart infusion 37.0 g/l Distilled water
17796PYG MEDIUM (MODIFIED) (DSMZ Medium 104)yesName: PYG MEDIUM (modified) (DSMZ Medium 104) Composition: Yeast extract 10.0 g/l Peptone 5.0 g/l Trypticase peptone 5.0 g/l Beef extract 5.0 g/l Glucose 5.0 g/l L-Cysteine HCl x H2O 0.5 g/l NaHCO3 0.4 g/l NaCl 0.08 g/l K2HPO4 0.04 g/l KH2PO4 0.04 g/l MgSO4 x 7 H2O 0.02 g/l CaCl2 x 2 H2O 0.01 g/l Hemin 0.005 g/l Ethanol 0.0038 g/l Resazurin 0.001 g/l Tween 80 Vitamin K1 NaOH Distilled water

culture temp


Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

@refoxygen tolerance

spore formation

  • @ref: 30418
  • spore formation: no

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested
3041817234glucose+carbon source
3041828087glycogen+carbon source
3041817716lactose+carbon source
3041817306maltose+carbon source
3041817992sucrose+carbon source


30418alkaline phosphatase+

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


@refsample typegeographic locationcountryorigin.countrycontinentsampling date
17796oral cavity, dogGiessenGermanyDEUEurope
62610Dog,oral cavityGiessenGermanyDEUEurope2006

isolation source categories

#Host#Mammals#Canidae (Dog)
#Host Body-Site#Oral cavity and airways

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 17796
  • pathogenicity animal: yes
  • biosafety level: 2
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

  • @ref: 17796
  • description: Actinomyces weissii partial 16S rRNA gene, strain 2298
  • accession: FN552454
  • length: 1379
  • database: ena
  • NCBI tax ID: 675090

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Actinomyces weissii CCUG 61299GCA_016598775completencbi675090
66792Actinomyces weissii strain CCUG 61299675090.3completepatric675090

External links

@ref: 17796

culture collection no.: DSM 24894, CCM 7951, CCUG 61299, CIP 110333, LMG 26472

straininfo link



Phylogeny21948094Actinomyces weissii sp. nov., isolated from dogs.Hijazin M, Alber J, Lammler C, Kampfer P, Glaeser SP, Busse HJ, Kassmannhuber J, Prenger-Berninghoff E, Fornges T, Hassan AA, Abdulmawjood A, Zschock MInt J Syst Evol Microbiol10.1099/ijs.0.035626-02011Actinomyces/*classification/genetics/*isolation & purification, Animals, Bacterial Typing Techniques, DNA, Bacterial/genetics, Dogs/*microbiology, Fatty Acids/analysis, Molecular Sequence Data, Phospholipids/analysis, *Phylogeny, Polyamines/analysis, Quinones/analysis, RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics, Sequence Analysis, DNAGenetics
Phylogeny34252022Characterization of isolates of members of the genus Actinomyces from Marmota himalayana: description of Actinomyces faecalis sp. nov., Actinomyces respiraculi sp. nov., and Actinomyces trachealis sp. nov.Zhou J, Zhang S, Zhang G, Yang J, Lai XH, Pu J, Jin D, Lu S, Huang Y, Zhu W, Huang Y, Xu M, Lei W, Cheng Y, Liu L, Xu JInt J Syst Evol Microbiol10.1099/ijsem.0.0048752021Actinomyces/*classification/isolation & purification, Animals, Bacterial Typing Techniques, Base Composition, DNA, Bacterial/genetics, Fatty Acids/chemistry, Marmota/*microbiology, Nucleic Acid Hybridization, Phospholipids/chemistry, *Phylogeny, RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics, Sequence Analysis, DNA, TibetTranscriptome


17796Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 24894)
20215Parte, A.C., Sardà Carbasse, J., Meier-Kolthoff, J.P., Reimer, L.C. and Göker, M.10.1099/ijsem.0.004332List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) moves to the DSMZ
20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
30418Barberan A, Caceres Velazquez H, Jones S, Fierer N.10.1128/mSphere.00237-17Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information2877604126754
38385Curators of the CIP
62610Curators of the CCUGCulture Collection University of Gothenburg (CCUG) (CCUG 61299)
66792Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg Overmann annotated for the DiASPora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)