Trujillo et al. 2004, DSM 44697
Mycobacterium psychrotolerans is a rapidly growing mycobacterium first isolated from pond water near a uranium mine in Spain. It was able to grow at 4C and is therefore considered to be psychrotolerant. Etymology: psychros cold; tolerans tolerating; psychrotolerans cold-tolerating).
- Smooth, entire, bright orange, scotochromogenic colonies appear after 2 days in GYEA, Bennett’s and nutrient agars.
- Growth on Lowenstein–Jensen agar is moderate.
- No growth occurs on MacConkey agar.
- Grows at 4–37C and tolerates 7% NaCl.
- The type strain is resistant to ampicillin, cefuroxime, cloxacillin, erythromycin, penicillin and polymyxin. Sensitive to ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, neomycin and oxytetracycline.
- Growth at 4C.
- First isolated from an environmental source, not known to be pathogenic.
- The type strain was isolated from a pond in Salamanca, Spain.
- Strain WA101 = DSM 44697 = JCM 13323 = LMG 21953
- Trujillo M.E.,et al., 2004. Mycobacterium psychrotolerans sp. nov., isolated from pond water near a uranium mine. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 54, 1459–1463. PMID 15388695
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