Species Mycobacterium heidelbergense

Name: Mycobacterium heidelbergense Haas et al. 1998

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: hei.del.ber.gen’se N.L. neut. adj. heidelbergense, of or belonging to Heidelberg, Germany, the source of the strain on which the description of the species is based

Gender: neuter

Type strains: 2554/91; ATCC 51253; CIP 105424; DSM 44471; JCM 14842

16S rRNA gene: AF547935 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Haas WH, Butler WR, Kirschner P, Plikaytis BB, Coyle MB, Amthor B, Steigerwalt AG, Brenner DJ, Salfinger M, Crawford JT, et al. A new agent of mycobacterial lymphadenitis in children: Mycobacterium heidelbergense sp. nov. J Clin Microbiol 1997; 35:3203-3209.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 65. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:627.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Haas WH, Butler WR, Kirschner P, Plikaytis BB, Coyle MB, Amthor B, Steigerwalt AG, Brenner DJ, Salfinger M, Crawford JT, et al. A new agent of mycobacterial lymphadenitis in children: Mycobacterium heidelbergense sp. nov. J Clin Microbiol 1997; 35:3203-3209.

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