Mycobacterium gastri

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Mycobacterium gastri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. gastri
Binomial name
Mycobacterium gastri
Wayne 1966, ATCC 15754

Mycobacterium gastri 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.


Moderately long to long, Gram-positive, aerobic, nonmotile and acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics


Differential characteristics


  • Casual resident of human stomachs, but not considered a cause of disease.
  • Biosafety level 1

Type strain[edit]

  • First isolated from human gastric specimen. Also found in soil.

Strain ATCC 15754 = CCUG 20995 = CIP 104530 = DSM 43505 = JCM 12407.


  • Wayne,L. 1966. Classification and identification of mycobacteria. III. Species within Group III. American Review of Respiratory Diseases, 93, 919-928.]

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