Proposal of reclassification of Mycobacterium celatum type 2 as Mycobacterium kyorinense

Hiroaki Ohnishi, Enrico Tortoli, Jesus Pais Ramos, Yuko Kazumi, Shota Yonetani, Satsuki Matsushima, Kouki Ohtsuka, Takashi Watanabe

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Abstract

16S rRNA, rpoB, and sodA genes of Mycobacterium celatum type 2 were re-examined to clarify its taxonomic position. Reevaluation of these sequences revealed that M. celatum type 2 strain ATCC 51130 was 100% identical to Mycobacterium kyorinense type strain, but differed substantially from M. celatum types 1 and 3 at these genes. A phylogenetic tree analysis placed M. celatum type 2 in proximity with M. kyorinense, with a clear-cut distinction from M. celatum types 1 and 3. We propose the reclassification of M. celatum type 2 as M. kyorinense, with both species maintaining their respective names and standing in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1879-1882
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Microbiology
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 14 2014

Keywords

  • 16S rRNA
  • hsp65
  • rpoB
  • sodA
  • subspecies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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