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Casal and Calero 1974, ATCC 27726
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Short gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods.
- Yellow-orange, scotochromogenic colonies, but the pigmentation deepens with exposure to light. Older cultures are more dry and rough.
- Rapid growth on Löwenstein-Jensen medium at 28°C and 37°C, but not at 45°C.
- Pathogenicity in humans is not known. Production of a local regressing infection but no death in mice.
- Biosafety level 1
First isolated from known tuberculous patient from Cadiz, Spain. Strain ATCC 27726 = CCUG 37515 = CIP 105388 = DSM 44077 = HAMBI 2274 = JCM 12688 = NCTC 10942.
- Casal,M., and J. Calero. 1974. Mycobacterium gadium sp. nov. A new species of rapid-growing scotochromogenic mycobacteria. Tubercle, 55, 299-308.]
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