Mycobacterium farcinogenes

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Mycobacterium farcinogenes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. farcinogenes
Binomial name
Mycobacterium farcinogenes
Chamoiseau 1973,[1] ATCC 35753

Mycobacterium farcinogenes 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.

Although slow-growing, it is similar to fast-growing species,[2] and is usually classified with them.


Gram-positive, nonmotile and strongly acid-fast rods. Short or long filaments, bent and branched, in clumps or tangled, lacy network.

Colony characteristics Rough, yellow and convoluted colonies. Firmly adherent to medium and surrounded by an iridescent halo.


Differential characteristics


Type strain[edit]

  • First isolated from lesions of farcy in African bovines (Chad).

Strain IEMVT 75 = ATCC 35753 = CCUG 21047 = DSM 43637 = NCTC 10955.


  1. ^ Chamoiseau,G. 1973. M. farcinogenes agent causal du farcin du bœuf en Afrique. Annales de Microbiologie de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris), 124, 215-222.
  2. ^ Ridell, M (March 1983). "Immunodiffusion analyses of Mycobacterium farcinogenes, Mycobacterium senegalense and some other mycobacteria". J. Gen. Microbiol. 129 (3): 613–9. doi:10.1099/00221287-129-3-613. PMID 6409983. 
  3. ^ Hamid, ME; Roth, A; Landt, O; Kroppenstedt, RM; Goodfellow, M; Mauch, H (February 2002). "Differentiation between Mycobacterium farcinogenes and Mycobacterium senegalense strains based on 16S-23S ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequences". J. Clin. Microbiol. 40 (2): 707–11. doi:10.1128/JCM.40.2.707-711.2002. PMC 153362. PMID 11826003.