Slowly growing Mycobacteria

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Mycobacteria that form colonies clearly visible to the naked eye in more than 7 days on subculture are termed slow growers.

They can cause disease in humans.[1]

List of slowly growing Mycobacteria[edit]

Mycobacterium leprae Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mycobacterium bovis Mycobacterium ulcerans Mycobacterium avium Mycobacterium kanasasii

Nonchromogenic[edit]

Rough[edit]

Smooth[edit]

Smooth to rough[edit]

Small and Transparent[edit]

Photochromogenic[edit]

Yellow and smooth

Yellow and rough

Scotochromogenic[edit]

Yellow[edit]

Yellow-Orange[edit]

Rose-Pink[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rapidly growing mycobacterial infections after pedicures". Arch Dermatol 139 (5): 629–34. May 2003. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.5.629. PMID 12756100.