|Category:||Primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: small fungus-like rod.|
Species epithet: of leprosy.
|Type Strain:||Ej definierad.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+ (but difficult to gram stain)|
|Spec. Char.:||Even if M. leprae cannot be cultivated, it is regardes as a slow grower.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 175 species have been described within genus Mycobacterium and this genus is closely related to Rhodococcus, Nocardia and Corynebacterium.|
|Comment:||There is no type strain defined, because M. leprae cannot be cultivated on artificial media.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...