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Mycobacterium mageritense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. mageritense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium mageritense
Domenech et al. 1997, ATCC 700351

Mycobacterium mageritense
Etymology: Magerit, is Arabic for Madrid, where the it was first isolated from human sputum.



Gram-positive, nonmotile and strongly acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics

  • Smooth, mucoid and nonphotochromogenic colonies.


Differential characteristics

  • Characterised by unique hsp65 gene, 16S rDNA and sodA sequences. *Closely related to M. fortuitum and M. peregrinum at the DNA homology level.
  • Differentiation from M. fortuitum by its growth at 45°C and by its use of mannitol as a sole carbon source.


Type Strain

  • First isolated from human sputum in Madrid

Strain 938 = ATCC 700351 = CCUG 37984 = CIP 104973 = DSM 44476 = JCM 12375.


  • Domenech et al. 1997. Mycobacterium mageritense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 47, 535-540.


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