Stanford and Gunthorpe 1971, ATCC 43909
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Etymology: gilvum, Latin for pale yellow.
Pleomorphic gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods.
- Pale yellow, Scotochromogenic, and smooth pleomorphic colonies.
- Rapid growth on Löwenstein-Jensen medium at 25°C and 37°C, but not at 45°C, within 7 days.
- Resistant to isoniazid, rifampicin, and sodium aminosalicylate.
- 5 species-specific antigens, demonstrable in immunodiffusion tests.
- Not assumed to be pathogenic
- Biosafety level 1
First isolated from sputum and pleura fluid (London). Strain ATCC 43909 = CCUG 37676 = CIP 106743 = DSM 44503 = JCM 6395 = NCTC 10742.
- Stanford,J., G. Gunthorpe. 1971. A study of some fast-growing scotochromogenic mycobacteria including species descriptions of Mycobacterium gilvum (new species) and Mycobacterium duvalii (new species). British Journal of Experimental Pathology, 52, 627-637.]
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