Mycobacterium madagascariense

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Mycobacterium madagascariense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. madagascariense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium madagascariense
Ausina et al. 1992, ATCC 49865

Mycobacterium madagascariense
Etymology: madagascariense, relating to Madagascar where it was first isolated.


Polymorphic, gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics

  • Smooth and glistening colonies with yellow or orange pigmentation (1-2mm in diameter).


Differential characteristics


Type strain[edit]

Strain P2 = ATCC 49865 = CIP 104538 = JCM 13574.


  • Kazda et al. 1992. Mycobacterium madagascariense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 42, 524-528.

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