Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Actinomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterineae, Family Mycobacteriaceae, Genus
Mycobacterium, Mycobacterium arabiense Hennessee et al. 2009.
Gram-positive rods. No cording, spores or filaments producing.
Colonies after 3 days at 25–37 ºC, pH 7.0, on 1.5 % NaCl TSA medium are orange-
red, smooth and non-chromogenic. Grows on TSA medium with 5.0 % NaCl, pH 6.0-
8.0, at 5-37 ºC.
Isolated from a sand sample collected from coastal zone of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Zhang DF, Chen X, Zhang XM, Zhi XY, Yao JC, Jiang Y, Xiong Z, Li WJ. Mycobacterium sediminis sp. nov. and Mycobacterium
arabiense sp. nov., two rapidly growing members of the genus Mycobacterium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:4081-4086.
Positive results for catalase, Tweens 20, 40 and 80 hydrolysis, and urease.
Negative results for nitrate reductase, gelatin hydrolysis and oxidase.
(c) Costin Stoica