Mycobacterium hodleri

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Mycobacterium hodleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. hodleri
Binomial name
Mycobacterium hodleri
Kleespies et al. 1996, DSM 44183

Mycobacterium hodleri 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.


Gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods (1 µm x 1.8-2.3 µm).

Colony characteristics



Type strain[edit]

  • First isolated from a fluoranthene-contaminated site near Jülich, Germany.

Strain EMI2 = CIP 104909 = DSM 44183 = JCM 12141 = LMG 19253


  • Kleespies et al. 1996. Mycobacterium hodleri sp. nov., a new member of the fast-growing mycobacteria capable of degrading polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 46, 683-687.

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