Mycobacterium elephantis

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Mycobacterium elephantis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. elephantis
Binomial name
Mycobacterium elephantis
Shojaei et al. 2000, DSM 44368

Mycobacterium elephantis is a rapidly growing bacterium in the Mycobacterium family. It is so named because it was first isolated from an elephant.


Strain 484 = CIP 106831 = DSM 44368 = JCM 12406


  • Shojaei et al. 2000. "Mycobacterium elephantis sp. nov., a rapidly growing non-chromogenic Mycobacterium isolated from an elephant", International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 50, 1817–1819 PMID 11034492