Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Actinomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterineae, Family Mycobacteriaceae, Genus
Mycobacterium, Mycobacterium basiliense Seth-Smith et al. 2019.
Acid-fast rods, 0.6-3.2 µm long. Cords, spores or filaments are not produced.
Colonies on Middlebrook 7H10 agar plates, after approximately 10 days of incubation
at 30 °C, are non-photochromogenic, white, and slightly undulated. No growth on
Isolated from respiratory samples from five patients.
May be involved in pulmonary disease.
- Seth-Smith HMB, Imkamp F, Tagini F, Cuenod A, Homke R, Jahn K, Tschacher A, Grendelmeier P, Battig V, Erb S, et al. Discovery
and Characterization of Mycobacterium basiliense sp. nov., a Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Isolated From Human Lungs. Front
Microbiol 2018; 9:3184.
Positive results for pyrazinamidase, tellurite reduction, and urease.
Negative results for nitrate reduction and Tween 80 hydrolysis.
(c) Costin Stoica