Nocardia are a group of a long thread-like cylinder shaped bacteria that inhabits soil and need oxygen to grow (aerobic). They are gram-positive and cannot move by themselves (they are non-motile).
Nocardia asteroids, also known as N. asteroids, is a common bacterium within this group. It causes mycetoma, which causes abscesses on the hands and feet and also causes lung infection.
1. Archaea can exist in very hot and very cold environments, making them a resilient microorganism that can survive attacks and destroy other bacteria.
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