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Mycobacterium goodii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. goodii
Binomial name
Mycobacterium goodii
Brown et al. 1999, ATCC 700504

Mycobacterium goodii



Gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics

  • Smooth to mucoid, off-white to cream coloured colonies. Yellow to orange pigment produced in 78% of all strains, after 10–14 days incubation.


Differential characteristics

  • Comparable clinical settings to M. smegmatis and members of the M. fortuitum complex.


Type Strain

First isolated from a patient with a post-traumatic osteomyelitis of the heel(USA). Strain MO69 = ATCC 700504 = CIP 106349 = DSM 44492 = JCM 12689. Mycobacterium goodii was previously known as Mycobacterium smegmatis group 2.


  • Brown et al. 1999. Mycobacterium wolinskyi sp. nov. and Mycobacterium goodii sp. nov., two new rapidly growing species related to Mycobacterium smegmatis and associated with human wound infections: a cooperative study from the International Working Group on Mycobacterial Taxonomy. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 1493-1511.


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