Characterization of Mycobacterium montefiorense sp. nov., a novel pathogenic Mycobacterium from moray eels that is related to Mycobacterium triplex.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The characterization of a novel Mycobacterium sp. isolated from granulomatous skin lesions of moray eels is reported. Analysis of the hsp65 gene, small-subunit rRNA gene, rRNA spacer region, and phenotypic characteristics demonstrate that this organism is distinct from its closest genetic match, Mycobacterium triplex, and it has been named M. montefiorense sp. nov.

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Cited Authors

  • Levi, MH; Bartell, J; Gandolfo, L; Smole, SC; Costa, SF; Weiss, LM; Johnson, LK; Osterhout, G; Herbst, LH

Published Date

  • May 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 2147 - 2152

PubMed ID

  • 12734264

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC154687

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.41.5.2147-2152.2003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States