Mycobacterium avium silvaticum

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Mycobacterium avium subsp. silvaticum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. avium subsp. silvaticum
Trinomial name
Mycobacterium avium subsp. silvaticum
Thorel et al. 1990, ATCC 49884

Mycobacterium avium subsp. silvaticum is a species of the phylum actinobacteria (Gram-positive bacteria with high guanine and cytosine content, one of the dominant phyla of all bacteria), belonging to the genus mycobacterium.

Type strain: strain 6409 = ATCC 49884 = CCUG 47446 = CIP 103317 = DSM 44175.

Mycobacterium avium subsp. silvaticum Thorel et al. 1990[1] was previously known as Mycobacterium avium strain wood pigeon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ THOREL (M.F.), KRICHEVSKY (M.) and LÉVY-FRÉBAULT (V.V.): Numerical taxonomy of mycobactin-dependent mycobacteria, emended description of Mycobacterium avium, and description of Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium subsp. nov., Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis subsp. nov., and Mycobacterium avium subsp. silvaticum subsp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 254-260.