For an examination assignment I have to find a disease caused by the bacterial species Saccharopolyspora erythraea, but I have searched the internet and have found no report of patients being infected with Saccharopolyspora erythraea. The only information I found on this bacteria is about its production of erythromycin.

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    $\begingroup$ I wonder whether the person setting the exam has made a mistake. For example in the paper describing the sequencing of the genome of this bacterium (Latin singular — bacteria is plural) all that is mentioned is its importance as a source of the antibiotic erythromycin. $\endgroup$ – David Aug 20 '19 at 12:15
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    $\begingroup$ The only mention I find for isolation of a related species in the same gents from a patient is this: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19406809 and it is not the cause of the disease there. $\endgroup$ – Michael Paul Aug 20 '19 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ Yes sorry I meant I genus (T9 typing). $\endgroup$ – Michael Paul Aug 20 '19 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE! I suggest listing the databases you have consulted — an expert might be able to help you based on knowing where you've looked either by confirming that you've searched exhaustively and that there is likely nothing to be found, or by directing to a source you might have missed. $\endgroup$ – tyersome Aug 20 '19 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ @LazorLord. One possible source of confusion here is the change in naming and classification of micropolyspora within the family Nocardiacae, among whose species are the various nocardia responsible for 'nocardiosis'; which of itself is worthy of study. Evidently certain members of this family are capable of arriving on Earth on meteorites. $\endgroup$ – jeremiah Aug 23 '19 at 8:15

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