Species "Mycobacterium abscessus"

Name: "Mycobacterium abscessus" Moore and Frerichs 1953

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

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

Original publication: Moore M, Frerichs JB. An unusual acid-fast infection of the knee with subcutaneous, abscess-like lesions of the gluteal region; report of a case with a study of the organism, Mycobacterium abscessus, n. sp. J Invest Dermatol 1953; 20:133-169.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published, basonym of name in Approved Lists

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

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Moore M, Frerichs JB. An unusual acid-fast infection of the knee with subcutaneous, abscess-like lesions of the gluteal region; report of a case with a study of the organism, Mycobacterium abscessus, n. sp. J Invest Dermatol 1953; 20:133-169.

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