|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.|
|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...