- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 47, Issue 1
f Mycobacterium hassiacum sp. nov., a New Rapidly Growing Thermophilic Mycobacterium
- Authors: K.-H. SCHRÖDER, L. NAUMANN, R. M. KROPPENSTEDT, U. REISCHL*
- *Corresponding author. Mailing address: Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Universitätsklinik Regensburg, Franz-Josef-StrauøZ-Allee 11, 93053 Regensburg, Germany. Phone: 49-941-944-6451. Fax: 49-941-944-6402. E-mail: Udo.Reischl@klinik.uni-regensburg.de.
- First Published Online: 01 January 1997, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 47: 86-91, doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-1-86
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
A new rapidly growing, scotochromogenic mycobacterium was isolated from urine. This strain is thermophilic (it grows at 65°C), tolerates 5% NaCl, and was unable to utilize any of the sugars tested or citrate or to take up iron. The isolate splits benzamide, urea, nicotinamide, and pyrazinamide and is sensitive to streptomycin, ethambutol, cycloserine, ciprofloxacin, and chlarithromycin but resistant to isoniazid, rifampin, and prothionamide. These characteristics clearly place this organism in a new mycobacterial species, which was confirmed by the unique 16S rRNA nucleotide sequence. The high level of similarity between this rapid grower and Mycobacterium xenopi is surprising. For this new rapidly growing scotochromogenic and thermophilic mycobacterium we propose the name Mycobacterium hassiacum sp. nov.
Copyright © 1997 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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