Mycobacterium palustre

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Mycobacterium palustre
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. palustre
Binomial name
Mycobacterium palustre
Torkko et al. 2002,[1] ATCC BAA-377

Mycobacterium palustre is a slowly growing mycobacterium first isolated from an environmental source in Finland. It is potentially pathogenic, and has been isolated from human and veterinary clinical specimens.

Type strain[edit]

  • First isolated from water from a stream in Finland.
  • Strain E846 = ATCC BAA-377 = DSM 44572.


  1. ^ Torkko, P; Suomalainen, S; Iivanainen, E; Tortoli, E; Suutari, M; Seppänen, J; Paulin, L; Katila, ML (2002). "Mycobacterium palustre sp. Nov., a potentially pathogenic, slowly growing mycobacterium isolated from clinical and veterinary specimens and from Finnish stream waters". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 52 (Pt 5): 1519–25. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02089-0. PMID 12361253. 

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