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Mycobacterium gastri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. gastri
Binomial name
Mycobacterium gastri
Wayne 1966, ATCC 15754

Mycobacterium gastri



Moderately long to long, Gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics

  • Nonchromogenic, smooth to rough, white colonies on Löwenstein-Jensen medium and smooth or somewhat granular on Middlebrook 7H10 agar.


  • Growth on Löwenstein-Jensen medium or on Middlebrook 7H10 agar at 37°C, (temperature range 25°C-40°C), within 7 or more days.
  • Does not grow in the presence of ethambutol or isoniazid.

Differential characteristics


Type Strain

  • First isolated from human gastric specimen. Also found in soil.

Strain ATCC 15754 = CCUG 20995 = CIP 104530 = DSM 43505 = JCM 12407.


  • Wayne,L. 1966. Classification and identification of mycobacteria. III. Species within Group III. American Review of Respiratory Diseases, 93, 919-928.]


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