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Mycobacterium madagascariense

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Kingdom  Bacteria
Order  Actinomycetales
Family  Mycobacteriaceae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Actinobacteria
Suborder  Corynebacterineae
Genus  Mycobacterium
Scientific name  Mycobacterium madagascariense
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Mycobacterium madagascariense
Etymology: madagascariense, relating to Madagascar where it was first isolated.

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Description

Polymorphic, gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics

  • Smooth and glistening colonies with yellow or orange pigmentation (1-2mm in diameter).
  • Physiology

  • Rapid growth on Löwenstein-Jensen medium and Middlebrook 7H10 agar at 31°C. No growth at 37°C or above.
  • Differential characteristics

  • Differentiated from Mycobacterium aurum and Mycobacterium obuense by its failure to grow at 37°C
  • Pathogenesis

  • Not known to be pathogenic.
  • Biosafety level 1
  • Type strain

  • First isolated from three different sphagnum biotopes in Madagascar.
  • Strain P2 = ATCC 49865 = CIP 104538 = JCM 13574.

    References

    Mycobacterium madagascariense Wikipedia


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