Species Mycobacterium chimaera

Name: Mycobacterium chimaera Tortoli et al. 2004

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. chimaera, the chimaera, the mythological being made up of parts of three different animals, referring to the apparent mix of genetic features characterizing the strains

Gender: neuter

Type strains: CCUG 50989; CIP 107892; DSM 44623; FI-01069; FI-0169; JCM 14737

16S rRNA gene: AJ548480 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Tortoli E, Rindi L, Garcia MJ, Chiaradonna P, Dei R, Garzelli C, Kroppenstedt RM, Lari N, Mattei R, Mariottini A, et al. Proposal to elevate the genetic variant MAC-A, included in the Mycobacterium avium complex, to species rank as Mycobacterium chimaera sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1277-1285.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 54, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1911-1913.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Mycobacterium intracellulare subsp. chimaera (Tortoli et al. 2004) Nouioui et al. 2018

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Tortoli E, Rindi L, Garcia MJ, Chiaradonna P, Dei R, Garzelli C, Kroppenstedt RM, Lari N, Mattei R, Mariottini A, et al. Proposal to elevate the genetic variant MAC-A, included in the Mycobacterium avium complex, to species rank as Mycobacterium chimaera sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1277-1285.

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