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Mycobacterium mucogenicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. mucogenicum
Binomial name
Mycobacterium mucogenicum
Springer et al. 1995, ATCC 49650

Mycobacterium mucogenicum
Etymology: mucogenicum, from the organism's highly mucoid appearance.



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

Colony characteristics

  • Highly mucoid behavior of most strains on solid agar. Smooth and off-white on Middlebrook 7H10 agar



Type Strain

  • First isolated in 1976 during an outbreak of peritonitis associated with automated peritoneal dialysis machines in the north-western United States.
  • Strain ATCC 49650 = CCUG 47451 = CIP 105223 = DSM 44625 = JCM 13575.


  • Springer et al. 1995. Phylogeny of the Mycobacterium chelonae-like organism based on partial sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene and proposal of Mycobacterium mucogenicum sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 45, 262-267.


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