Mycobacterium komossense

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Mycobacterium komossense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. komossense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium komossense
Kazda and Muller 1979, ATCC 33013

Mycobacterium komossense 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, short to moderately long and acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics


Differential characteristics


Type strain[edit]

  • First isolated from intact sphagnum vegetation in the Komosse sphagnum bog in southern Sweden and Atlantic coastal area of Norway.

Strain Ko 2 = ATCC 33013 = CIP 105293 = DSM 44078 = HAMBI 2279 = HAMBI 2280 = JCM 12408.


  • Kazda,J., K. Muller. 1979. Mycobacterium komossense sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 29, 361-365.]

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