Tortoli et al. 2004, CCUG 50989
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Type strain: strain FI-01069 = CCUG 50989 = CIP 107892 = DSM 44623.
Etymology: L. fem. n. chimaera, the chimaera, the mythological being made up of parts of three different animals, referring to the apparent mix of genetic features characterizing the strains.
- TORTOLI (E.), RINDI (L.), GARCIA (M.J.), CHIARADONNA (P.), DEI (R.), GARZELLI (C.), KROPPENSTEDT (R.M.), LARI (N.), MATTEI (R.), MARIOTTINI (A.), MAZZARELLI (G.), MURCIA (M.I.), NANETTI (A.), PICCOLI (P.) and SCARPARO (C.): Proposal to elevate the genetic variant MAC-A, included in the Mycobacterium avium complex, to species rank as Mycobacterium chimaera sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1277-1285.
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