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Mycobacterium interjectum is a bacterium of genus Mycobacterium.

Name

Etymology: Phylogenetic position between ( ) rapidly and slowly-growing mycobacteria.

Description

Mycobacterium interjectum is Gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods (0.6-1.0 µm x 0.7-2.0 µm). Filaments (up to 6.0 µm) possible.

Colony characteristics

Dysgonic, smooth and scotochromogenic colonies (1–2 mm in diameter).

Physiology

Differential characteristics
  • Most closely related to M. simiae.
  • Phylogenetic position between rapidly and slowly-growing mycobacteria.


Pathogenesis



Type Strain

Strain 4185/92 = ATCC 51457 = CCUG 37514 = DSM 44064

References

  • 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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