Springer et al. 1995, ATCC 51457
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Etymology: Phylogenetic position between (Latin: interjectum) rapidly and slowly-growing mycobacteria.
Gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods (0.6-1.0µm x 0.7-2.0µm). Filaments (up to 6.0µm) possible.
Colony characteristics Dysgonic, smooth and scotochromogenic colonies (1-2mm in diameter).
- Slow growth on Löwenstein-Jensen medium at temperatures between 31°C and 37°C within 3-4 weeks.
- Susceptible to rifampicin.
- Resistant to isoniazid and ethambutol.
- Most closely related to M. simiae.
- Phylogenetic position between rapidly and slowly-growing mycobacteria.
- Chronic lymphadenitis
- Biosafety level 2
- First isolated from a lymph node of a child with chronic lymphadenitis in Germany.
Strain 4185/92 = ATCC 51457 = CCUG 37514 = DSM 44064
- Springer et al. 1993. Mycobacterium interjectum, a new species isolated from a patient with chronic lymphadenitis. J. Clin. Microbiol., 31, 3083-3089.
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