Mycobacterium aurum

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Mycobacterium aurum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. aurum
Binomial name
Mycobacterium aurum
Tsukamura 1966, ATCC 23366

Mycobacterium aurum 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.

The species is an acid fast, gram positive bacteria that forms long chains. Though related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, it does not cause tuberculosis.


  • ATCC 23366
  • CCUG 37666
  • CIP 104465
  • DSM 43999
  • HAMBI 2275
  • JCM 6366
  • LMG 19255
  • NCTC 10437
  • NRRL B-4037.


SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): "Approved Lists of Bacterial Names". International Journal of Systemic Bacteriology. 1980, 30, 225-420.

TSUKAMURA (M.): "Adansonian classification of mycobacteria". Journal of General Microbiology, 1966, 45, 253-273. PMID 4961417

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