Tortoli et al. 2005, DSM 44852
Mycobacterium florentinum is a strain of bacteria found in humans that can cause infections and other disease conditions, and prolong sickness. It presents a high resistance to antimycobacterial drugs. It is characterized by: slow growth and a short helix 18 in the 16S rDNA.
Etymology: florentinum, of the Italian city of Florence, where the majority of the strains were collected and investigated.