Mycobacterium haemophilum

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Mycobacterium haemophilum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. haemophilum
Binomial name
Mycobacterium haemophilum
Sompolinsky et al. 1978, ATCC 29548

Mycobacterium haemophilum 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.


Short, occasionally curved, gram-positive, nonmotile and strongly acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics

  • Nonpigmented and rough to smooth colonies.


Differential characteristics



Type strain[edit]

First isolated in Israel from a subcutaneous granuloma from a patient with Hodgkin's disease. An environmental reservoir is presumed. Strain ATCC 29548 = CCUG 47452 = CIP 105049 = DSM 44634 = NCTC 11185.



  • Sompolinsky, D.; Lagziel, A.; Naveh, D.; Yankilevitz, T. (1978). "Mycobacterium haemophilum sp. nov., a New Pathogen of Humans". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 28 (1): 67–75. doi:10.1099/00207713-28-1-67. 

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