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SUMMARY: The reactions of 1498 isolates of slowly growing mycobacteria in 50 character states have been compared to those of 17 hypothetical median strain patterns. The establishment of intra- and intertaxon matching values for clusters so generated, allowed certain aggregates of taxa to be recognized for which a conventional × matching matrix might provide more clear cut taxonomic definition of species. Those species which are clearly distinct from the others include and . Problems still exist regarding the precise separation of taxa within Runyon Groups II (, and IIIB) and Group III ( and ). These latter are discussed.

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