Species Mycobacterium abscessus

Name: Mycobacterium abscessus (Moore and Frerichs 1953) Kusunoki and Ezaki 1992

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Mycobacterium abscessus" Moore and Frerichs 1953

Etymology: abs.ces’sus L. gen. n. abscessus, of an abscess, referring to the ability of the organism to form abscesses

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 19977; CCUG 20993; CIP 104536; DSM 43491; DSM 44196; JCM 13569; L948; NCTC 13031; strain Hauduroy L948; TMC 1543

16S rRNA gene: AF547892 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Kusunoki S, Ezaki T. Proposal of Mycobacterium peregrinum sp. nov., nom. rev., and elevation of Mycobacterium chelonae subsp. abscessus (Kubica et al.) to species status: Mycobacterium abscessus comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:240-245.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 42. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:511.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Kusunoki S, Ezaki T. Proposal of Mycobacterium peregrinum sp. nov., nom. rev., and elevation of Mycobacterium chelonae subsp. abscessus (Kubica et al.) to species status: Mycobacterium abscessus comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:240-245.

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