Mycobacterium colombiense

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Mycobacterium colombiense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. colombiense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium colombiense
Murcia et al. 2006, CIP 108962

Mycobacterium colombiense 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.

Etymology: colombiense, pertaining to Colombia, the South American country where the strains were first isolated.

Type strain[edit]

10B = CECT 3035 = CIP 108962 = DSM 45105


  • MURCIA,M., et al. 2006. Mycobacterium colombiense sp. nov., a novel member of the Mycobacterium avium complex and description of MAC-X as a new ITS genetic variant. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 2049-2054.

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