Species Mycobacterium persicum

Name: Mycobacterium persicum Shahraki et al. 2017

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: per’si.cum L. neut. adj. persicum, of, or belonging to, Persia, the ancient name of Iran, from where the test strains originated

Gender: neuter

Type strains: AFPC-000227; CIP 111197; DSM 104278

16S rRNA gene: KX987140 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shahraki AH, Trovato A, Mirsaeidi M, Borroni E, Heidarieh P, Hashemzadeh M, Shahbazi N, Cirillo DM, Tortoli E. Mycobacterium persicum sp. nov., a novel species closely related to Mycobacterium kansasii and Mycobacterium gastri. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1766-1770.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 67, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:3137-3139.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Shahraki AH, Trovato A, Mirsaeidi M, Borroni E, Heidarieh P, Hashemzadeh M, Shahbazi N, Cirillo DM, Tortoli E. Mycobacterium persicum sp. nov., a novel species closely related to Mycobacterium kansasii and Mycobacterium gastri. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1766-1770.

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