|Species/Subspecies:||Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium|
|Etymology:||Genus name: small fungus-like rod.|
Species epithet: of birds.
Subspecies epithet: see Species epithet.
|Type Strain:||ATCC 25291 = NCTC 13034.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+ (but difficult to gram stain)|
|Spec. Char.:||M. avium subsp. avium is a slow grower (it takes more than 7 days to see colonies with the naked eye).|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 175 species have been described within genus Mycobacterium and this genus is closely related to Rhodococcus, Nocardia and Corynebacterium. M. avium subsp. avium is, as the name implies, very closely related to M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis.|
|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...