Mycobacterium florentinum

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Mycobacterium florentinum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. florentinum
Binomial name
Mycobacterium florentinum
Tortoli et al. 2005, DSM 44852

Mycobacterium florentinum is a strain of bacteria found in humans that can cause infections and other disease conditions, and prolong sickness. It presents a high resistance to antimycobacterial drugs. It is characterized by: slow growth and a short helix 18 in the 16S rDNA.

Etymology: florentinum, of the Italian city of Florence, where the majority of the strains were collected and investigated.

Type strain[edit]

First isolated and characterized in Florence, Italy. Strain FI-93171 = CCUG 50992 = CIP 108409 = DSM 44852


  • Tortoli et al.. 2005. Mycobacterium florentinum sp. nov., isolated from humans. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55, 1101-1106. PMID 15879240

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