Mycobacterium houstonense

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Mycobacterium houstonense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. houstonense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium houstonense
Schinsky et al., 2004
Type strain
ATCC 49403

Mycobacterium houstonense is a member of the Mycobacterium fortuitum third biovariant complex. The specific epithet houstonense refers to Houston, Texas, where the first isolate of the M. fortuitum third biovariant (sorbitol-positive) was identified.[1]


  1. ^ Mark F. Schinsky; Roger E. Morey; Arnold G. Steigerwalt; Michael P. Douglas; Rebecca W. Wilson; Margaret M. Floyd; W. Ray Butler; Maryam I. Daneshvar; Barbara A. Brown-Elliott; Richard J. Wallace, Jr.; Michael M. McNeil; Don J. Brenner; June M. Brown (2004). "Taxonomic variation in the Mycobacterium fortuitum third biovariant complex: description of Mycobacterium boenickei sp. nov., Mycobacterium houstonense sp. nov., Mycobacterium neworleansense sp. nov. and Mycobacterium brisbanense sp. nov. and recognition of Mycobacterium porcinum from human clinical isolates". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54: 1653–1667. PMID 15388725. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02743-0. 

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