Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans

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Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. fluoranthenivorans
Binomial name
Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans
Hormisch et al. 2006, DSM 44556

Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans 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: fluoranthenivorans, digesting fluoranthene.

Type strain[edit]

First isolated from contaminated soil of a former coal gas plant. Strain FA4 = DSM 44556 = CIP 108203.


  • Hormisch et al. 2004. Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans sp. nov., a fluoranthene and aflatoxin B1 degrading bacterium from contaminated soil of a former coal gas plant. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., PMID 15612622

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