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Mycobacterium diernhoferi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. diernhoferi
Binomial name
Mycobacterium diernhoferi
Tsukamura et al. 1983, ATCC 51304

Mycobacterium diernhoferi



Gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods (2-6 µm x 0.5 µm).

Colony characteristics

  • White smooth and non-photochromogenic colonies.


Differential characteristics Belongs to the Mycobacterium parafortuitum complex. Which unifies rapidly growing, scotochromogenic mycobacteria (M. parafortuitum, Mycobacterium aurum, Mycobacterium neoaurum, M. diernhoferi and Mycobacterium austroafricanum).


Type Strain

First isolated from soil in a cattle field (Germany). Strain 41001 = ATCC 19340 = CIP 105384 = DSM 43524 = HAMBI 2269 = IFO (now NBRC) 14756 = JCM 6371.


  • Tsukamura et al. 1983. Numerical taxonomy of rapidly growing, scotochromogenic mycobacteria of the Mycobacterium parafortuitum complex: Mycobacterium austroafricanum sp. nov. and Mycobacterium diernhoferi sp. nov., nom. rev. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.,33, 460-469.


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