Species Mycobacterium scrofulaceum

Name: Mycobacterium scrofulaceum Prissick and Masson 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. pl. n. scrofulae, a swelling of the glands of the neck, scrofula; L. neut. suff. -aceum, suffix used with various meanings; N.L. neut. adj. scrofulaceum, of or pertaining to scrofula

Type strains: ATCC 19981; CCUG 29045; CIP 105416; DSM 43992; JCM 6381; NCTC 10803

16S rRNA gene: AF547962 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Masson AM, Prissick FH. Cervical lymphadenitis in children caused by chromogenic Mycobacteria. Can Med Assoc J 1956; 75:798-803.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Masson AM, Prissick FH. Cervical lymphadenitis in children caused by chromogenic Mycobacteria. Can Med Assoc J 1956; 75:798-803.

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