Species Mycobacterium phocaicum

Name: Mycobacterium phocaicum Adékambi et al. 2006

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: pho.cai’cum L. neut. adj. phocaicum, pertaining to Phocaea, a maritime town of lonia, a colony of the Athenians, whose inhabitants fled to escape from Persian domination and founded Massilia (Marseille), which was the source of the type strain

Type strains: CCUG 50185; CIP 108542; DSM 45104; JCM 15301; N4

16S rRNA gene: DQ987741 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Adekambi T, Berger P, Raoult D, Drancourt M. rpoB gene sequence-based characterization of emerging non-tuberculous mycobacteria with descriptions of Mycobacterium bolletii sp. nov., Mycobacterium phocaicum sp. nov. and Mycobacterium aubagnense sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:133-143.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 56, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:679-680.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Adekambi T, Berger P, Raoult D, Drancourt M. rpoB gene sequence-based characterization of emerging non-tuberculous mycobacteria with descriptions of Mycobacterium bolletii sp. nov., Mycobacterium phocaicum sp. nov. and Mycobacterium aubagnense sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:133-143.

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