Mycobacterium conspicuum sp. nov., a new species isolated from patients with disseminated infections

B. Springer, E. Tortoli, I. Richter, R. Grunewald, S. Rusch-Gerdes, K. Uschmann, F. Suter, M. D. Collins, R. M. Kroppenstedt, E. C. Bottger

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Abstract

A new type of slowly growing, nonphotochromogenic mycobacterium was recovered from two patients with disseminated disease. The growth characteristics, acid fastness, and mycolic acids were consistent with those for Mycobacterium species. The results of biochemical investigations, lipid analyses, and comparative 16S rRNA sequencing showed that these isolates represent a new slowly growing Mycobacterium species which is named Mycobacterium conspicuum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2805-2811
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume33
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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