Species Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum

Name: Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum Turenne et al. 2004

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. pref. para-, like, beside; N.L. neut. adj. scrofulaceum, specific epither of a bacterial species; N.L. neut. adj. parascrofulaceum, beside Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum (referring to the phenotypic resemblance of the isolate to Mycobacterium scrofulaceum)

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC BAA-614; DSM 44648; HSC-68; JCM 13015

16S rRNA gene: GQ153273 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Turenne CY, Cook VJ, Burdz TV, Pauls RJ, Thibert L, Wolfe JN, Kabani A. Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum sp. nov., novel slowly growing, scotochromogenic clinical isolates related to Mycobacterium simiae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1543-1551.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 54, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:3-5.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Turenne CY, Cook VJ, Burdz TV, Pauls RJ, Thibert L, Wolfe JN, Kabani A. Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum sp. nov., novel slowly growing, scotochromogenic clinical isolates related to Mycobacterium simiae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1543-1551.

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