Species Mycobacterium xenopi

Name: Mycobacterium xenopi Schwabacher 1959 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. n. Xenopus, a genus of toad; N.L. gen. n. xenopi, of Xenopus

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 19250; CCUG 28011; CCUG 31306; CIP 104035; DSM 43995; JCM 15661; NCTC 10042

16S rRNA gene: AF547982 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Schwabacher H. A strain of Mycobacterium isolated from skin lesions of a cold-blooded animal, Xenopus laevis, and its relation to atypical acid-fast bacilli occurring in man. J Hyg (Lond) 1959; 57:57-67.

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: Schwabacher H. A strain of Mycobacterium isolated from skin lesions of a cold-blooded animal, Xenopus laevis, and its relation to atypical acid-fast bacilli occurring in man. J Hyg (Lond) 1959; 57:57-67.

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