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Mycobacterium hiberniae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. hiberniae
Binomial name
Mycobacterium hiberniae
Kazda et al. 1993, ATCC 49874

Mycobacterium hiberniae
Etymology Hibernia, Latin for Ireland where it was first isolated.

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Description

Polymorphic, beaded, gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods (0.9 µm x 1.2-1.5 µm).

Colony characteristics

  • Smooth and glistening colonies with rose-pink pigmentation but become rough and dry later. Colonies with unique pigment production are 1-1.5 mm in diameter.

Physiology

Differential characteristics

  • M. hiberniae has unusual rose-pink pigmentation, which is unique in the genus Mycobacterium.

Pathogenesis

Type Strain

Strain Hi 11 = ATCC 49874 = CIP 104537 = DSM 44241 = JCM 13571.

References

  • Kazda et al. 1993. Mycobacterium hiberniae sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 43, 352-357.
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