Species Mycobacterium heckeshornense

Name: Mycobacterium heckeshornense Roth et al. 2001

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. heckeshornense, of or belonging to Heckeshorn, a peninsula in Berlin, Germany, the location of the hospital in which the strain was found

Type strains: CCUG 51897; CIP 107347; DSM 44428; JCM 15655; S369

16S rRNA gene: AF547934 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Roth A, Reischl U, Schonfeld N, Naumann L, Emler S, Fischer M, Mauch H, Loddenkemper R, Kroppenstedt RM. Mycobacterium heckeshornense sp. nov., A new pathogenic slowly growing Mycobacterium sp. Causing cavitary lung disease in an immunocompetent patient. J Clin Microbiol 2000; 38:4102-4107.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 79. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:263-265.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Roth A, Reischl U, Schonfeld N, Naumann L, Emler S, Fischer M, Mauch H, Loddenkemper R, Kroppenstedt RM. Mycobacterium heckeshornense sp. nov., A new pathogenic slowly growing Mycobacterium sp. Causing cavitary lung disease in an immunocompetent patient. J Clin Microbiol 2000; 38:4102-4107.

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