Mycobacterium persicum sp. Nov., a novel species closely related to mycobacterium kansasii and mycobacterium gastri

AH Shahraki, A Trovato, M Mirsaeidi, E Borroni, P Heidarieh, M Hashemzadeh, N Shahbazi, DM Cirillo, E Tortoli

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Abstract

Four strains isolated in Iran from pulmonary specimens of unrelated patients are proposed as representative of a novel Mycobacterium species. Similarity, at the phenotypic level, with Mycobacterium kansasii is remarkable with the photochromogenic yellow pigmentation of the colonies being the salient feature. They differ, however, genotypically from this species and present unique sequences in 16S rRNA, hsp65 and rpoB genes. The average nucleotide identity and the genome-to-genome distance fully support the status of an independent species. The name proposed for this species is Mycobacterium persicum sp. nov. with AFPC-000227 T (=DSM 104278 T =CIP 111197 T ) as the type strain. © 2017 IUMS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1758-1765
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume67
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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