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Mycobacterium aurum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. aurum
Binomial name
Mycobacterium aurum
Tsukamura 1966, ATCC 23366

Mycobacterium aurum is a species of acid fast, gram positive bacteria that forms long chains. Though related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, it does not cause tuberculosis.


  • ATCC 23366
  • CCUG 37666
  • CIP 104465
  • DSM 43999
  • HAMBI 2275
  • JCM 6366
  • LMG 19255
  • NCTC 10437
  • NRRL B-4037.


SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): "Approved Lists of Bacterial Names". International Journal of Systemic Bacteriology. 1980, 30, 225-420.

TSUKAMURA (M.): "Adansonian classification of mycobacteria". Journal of General Microbiology, 1966, 45, 253-273. PMID 4961417



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