Genus Mycobacterium

Name: Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: My.co.bac.te’ri.um Gr. n. mykes, a fungus; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Mycobacterium, a fungus rodlet

Type species: Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Zopf 1883) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik, 1st ed. J.F. Lehmann, München, 1896.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 192
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 205
Total number of child taxa: 223

Parent taxon: Mycobacteriaceae Chester 1897 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Stackebrandt E, Rainey FA, Ward-Rainey NL. Proposal for a new hierarchic classification system, Actinobacteria classis nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1997; 47:479-491.

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