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Abstract

A new rapidly growing, scotochromogenic mycobacterium was isolated from urine. This strain is thermophilic (it grows at 65°C), tolerates 5% NaCl, and was unable to utilize any of the sugars tested or citrate or to take up iron. The isolate splits benzamide, urea, nicotinamide, and pyrazinamide and is sensitive to streptomycin, ethambutol, cycloserine, ciprofloxacin, and chlarithromycin but resistant to isoniazid, rifampin, and prothionamide. These characteristics clearly place this organism in a new mycobacterial species, which was confirmed by the unique 16S rRNA nucleotide sequence. The high level of similarity between this rapid grower and is surprising. For this new rapidly growing scotochromogenic and thermophilic mycobacterium we propose the name sp. nov.

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1997-01-01
2020-01-21
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