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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)