Mycobacterium bolletii

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Mycobacterium bolletii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. bolletii
Binomial name
Mycobacterium bolletii
Adékambi et al. 2006, CCUG 50184

Mycobacterium bolletii is a bacterial species of the phylum Actinobacteria and the genus Mycobacterium. It was named in honor of Claude Bollet, a famous clinical microbiologist and taxonomist.[1]

The type strain of M. bollettii is strain BD = CCUG 50184 = CIP 108541.

It has been proposed to reclassify M. bollettii as Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii.[2]


  1. ^ Adékambi, T; Berger, P; Raoult, D; Drancourt, M (January 2006). "rpoB gene sequence-based characterization of emerging non-tuberculous mycobacteria with descriptions of Mycobacterium bolletii sp. nov., Mycobacterium phocaicum sp. nov. and Mycobacterium aubagnense sp. nov.". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 56 (Pt 1): 133–43. PMID 16403878. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63969-0. 
  2. ^ Leao, SC; Tortoli, E; Euzéby, JP; Garcia, MJ (September 2011). "Proposal that Mycobacterium massiliense and Mycobacterium bolletii be united and reclassified as Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii comb. nov., designation of Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus subsp. nov. and emended description of Mycobacterium abscessus.". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 61 (Pt 9): 2311–3. PMID 21037035. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.023770-0.