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Mycobacterium komossense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. komossense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium komossense
Kazda and Muller 1979, ATCC 33013

Mycobacterium komossense



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

Colony characteristics

  • Eugonic, smooth, glistening and yellow-beige pigmented colonies. On Middlebrook 7H10 agar 0.5-2mm in diameter with entire margins.


  • Growth on Löwenstein-Jensen media and Middlebrook 7H10 agar at temperatures between 22°C-37°C in less than 7 days.
  • Optimal growth at 31°C, no growth at 45°C.

Differential characteristics


Type Strain

  • First isolated from intact sphagnum vegetation in the Komosse sphagnum bog in southern Sweden and Atlantic coastal area of Norway.

Strain Ko 2 = ATCC 33013 = CIP 105293 = DSM 44078 = HAMBI 2279 = HAMBI 2280 = JCM 12408.


  • Kazda,J., K. Muller. 1979. Mycobacterium komossense sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 29, 361-365.]


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