Mycobacterium moriokaense

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Mycobacterium moriokaense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. moriokaense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium moriokaense
Tsukamura et al. 1986, ATCC 43059

Mycobacterium moriokaense
Etymology: moriokaense, from Morioka, Japan where the organism was first isolated.


Gram-positive, nonmotile and acid-fast rods (2-6 µm x 0.5 µm).

Colony characteristics

  • Dry, rough and nonpigmented (nonphotochromogenic) colonies.


  • Rapid growth on Löwenstein-Jensen media at 28°C, 37°C and 42°C, but not at 45°C within 3 days.


Type strain[edit]

  • First isolated from sputum of a patient with tuberculosis and from soil in Morioka, Japan.

Strain NCH E11715 = ATCC 43059 = CCUG 37671 = CIP 105393 = DSM 44221 = JCM 6375 = VKM Ac-1183.


  • Tsukamura et al. 1986. Mycobacterium moriokaense sp. nov., a rapidly growing, nonphotochromogenic Mycobacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 36, 333-338.

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