Skip to Content


Pronunciation: am′ē-kō-la-top′sis

Definition: A genus of gram-positive, filamentous bacteria, defined as a separate genus in 1986, which tends to break up into square fragments; recovered from soil and vegetable matter; Amycolatopsis is rare human pathogen that has been recovered from various clinical specimens, including spinal fluid. The type species is Amycolatopsis orientalis.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.