homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
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Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 29. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:13-32.
According to Simmon et al. 2009, except for the type strain, ATCC culture collection strains of Mycobacterium aurum are incorrectly annotated. The authors propose that the majority of Mycobacterium aurum strains belong to the Mycobacterium neoaurum-"Mycobacterium lacticola" relatedness group. These findings together with a review of isolates identified at two large reference laboratories suggest that Mycobacterium aurum is not a clinically significant isolate.Publication:
Simmon KE, Low YY, Brown-Elliott BA, Wallace RJJ, Petti CA. Phylogenetic analysis of Mycobacterium aurum and Mycobacterium neoaurum with redescription of M. aurum culture collection strains. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1371-1375.