|Category:||Primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: small fungus-like rod.|
Species epithet: cause ulceration
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 19423 =NTCC 10417|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+ (but difficult to gram stain)|
|Spec. Char.:||M. ulcerans is a slow grower (it takes more than 7 days to see colonies with the naked eye).|
|Disease:||Ulcerative skin infections.
|Clinical Picture:||Ulcerative skin infections.|
|Virulence Factors:||Forms an extrcellular heat-labile toxin.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 175 species have been described within genus Mycobacterium and this genus is closely related to Rhodococcus, Nocardia and Corynebacterium. M. ulcerans is very closely related to M. marinum.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...