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Genus Mycobacterium
Mycobacterium abscessus
Mycobacterium africanum
Mycobacterium agri
Mycobacterium aichiense
Mycobacterium algericum
Mycobacterium alsense
Mycobacterium alvei
Mycobacterium angelicum
Mycobacterium anyangense *
Mycobacterium aquaticum *
Mycobacterium aquiterrae
Mycobacterium arabiense *
Mycobacterium arcueilense
Mycobacterium aromaticivorans *
Mycobacterium arosiense
Mycobacterium arupense
Mycobacterium asiaticum
Mycobacterium attenuatum
Mycobacterium aubagnense
Mycobacterium aurum
Mycobacterium austroafricanum
Mycobacterium avium
Mycobacterium bacteremicum
Mycobacterium barrassiae * (not validly published)
Mycobacterium basiliense *
Mycobacterium boenickei
Mycobacterium bohemicum
Mycobacterium bolletii (see M. abscessus)
Mycobacterium botniense
Mycobacterium bouchedurhonense (see M. avium)
Mycobacterium bourgelatii *
Mycobacterium bovis
Mycobacterium branderi
Mycobacterium brisbanense
Mycobacterium brumae
Mycobacterium canariasense
Mycobacterium canettii (see M. tuberculosis)
Mycobacterium caprae
Mycobacterium celatum
Mycobacterium celeriflavum
Mycobacterium chelonae
Mycobacterium chimaera (see M. intracellulare)
Mycobacterium chitae
Mycobacterium chlorophenolicum
Mycobacterium chubuense
Mycobacterium colombiense
Mycobacterium conceptionense
Mycobacterium confluentis
Mycobacterium conspicuum
Mycobacterium cookii
Mycobacterium cosmeticum *
Mycobacterium crocinum *
Mycobacterium decipiens
Mycobacterium diernhoferi
Mycobacterium doricum
Mycobacterium duvalii
Mycobacterium eburneum
Mycobacterium elephantis
Mycobacterium engbaekii
Mycobacterium europaeum
Mycobacterium fallax
Mycobacterium farcinogenes
Mycobacterium flavescens
Mycobacterium florentinum
Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans *
Mycobacterium fortuitum
Mycobacterium fragae
Mycobacterium franklinii *
Mycobacterium frederiksbergense
Mycobacterium gadium
Mycobacterium gastri
Mycobacterium genavense
Mycobacterium gilvum
Mycobacterium goodii
Mycobacterium gordonae
Mycobacterium grossiae
Mycobacterium haemophilum
Mycobacterium hassiacum
Mycobacterium heckeshornense
Mycobacterium heidelbergense
Mycobacterium helvum
Mycobacterium heraklionense
Mycobacterium hiberniae
Mycobacterium hippocampi
Mycobacterium hodleri
Mycobacterium holsaticum
Mycobacterium houstonense
Mycobacterium icosiumassiliensis (not validly published)
Mycobacterium immunogenum
Mycobacterium innocens
Mycobacterium insubricum
Mycobacterium interjectum
Mycobacterium intermedium
Mycobacterium intracellulare
Mycobacterium iranicum
Mycobacterium kansasii
Mycobacterium komaniense
Mycobacterium komossense
Mycobacterium koreense
Mycobacterium kubicae
Mycobacterium kumamotonense
Mycobacterium kyogaense
Mycobacterium kyorinense
Mycobacterium lacus
Mycobacterium lehmannii
Mycobacterium lentiflavum
Mycobacterium leprae *
Mycobacterium lepraemurium
Mycobacterium litorale
Mycobacterium llatzerense
Mycobacterium longobardum
Mycobacterium lutetiense
Mycobacterium madagascariense
Mycobacterium mageritense
Mycobacterium malmesburyense
Mycobacterium malmoense
Mycobacterium mantenii
Mycobacterium marinum
Mycobacterium marseillense
Mycobacterium massiliense (see M. abscessus)
Mycobacterium microti
Mycobacterium minnesotense
Mycobacterium monacense
Mycobacterium montefiorense
Mycobacterium montmartrense
Mycobacterium moriokaense
Mycobacterium mucogenicum
Mycobacterium murale
Mycobacterium nebraskense
Mycobacterium neglectum
Mycobacterium neoaurum
Mycobacterium neumannii
Mycobacterium neworleansense
Mycobacterium nonchromogenicum
Mycobacterium noviomagense
Mycobacterium novocastrense
Family Mycobacteriaceae
Aerobic to microaerophilic, slightly curved or straight rods 0.2-0.6 × 1.0-10 μm, which are acid-alcohol-fast at some stage
of growth. Most are difficult to stain by Gram’s method (considered Gram-stain-positive). Branching or a filamentous or mycelium-like
growth may appear. Nonmotile and asporogenous. Colonies may be white- to cream-coloured; some strains produce yellow- or
orange-pigmented colonies with or without light stimulation.

According to Riojas et al. 2018, phylogenomic analysis of the
species of the
M. tuberculosis complex demonstrates that M.
africanum, M. bovis, M. caprae, M. microti
and M. pinnipedii
are later heterotypic synonyms of Mycobacterium

According to Nouioui et al. 2018, Mycobacterium
is a later heterotypic synonym of
Mycobacterium avium.

According to Nouioui et al. 2018, M. paraintracellulare is a later
heterotypic synonym of
M. intracellulare