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Mycobacterium malmoense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. malmoense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium malmoense
Schroder and Juhlin 1977, ATCC 29571

Mycobacterium malmoense is a bacterium.
Etymology: malmoense, from the city of Malmö, Sweden where it was first isolated.



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

  • Environmental reservoir: soil and water.

Colony characteristics

  • Smooth and nonpigmented colonies, growth below the surface of semisolid agar medium after deep inoculation (as seen with M. bovis), 0.9 - 1.7mm in diameter.


Differential characteristics

  • Antigenic structure: seroagglutination demonstrates a single serovar distinct from that of other species.


Type Strain

Strain ATCC 29571 = CCUG 37761 = CIP 105775 = DSM 44163 = JCM 13391 = NCTC 11298.


  • Schroder,K., I. Juhlin 1977. Mycobacterium malmoense sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1977, 27, 241-246.]


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