Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Actinomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterineae, Family Mycobacteriaceae, Genus
Mycobacterium, Mycobacterium bourgelatii Guerin-Faublée et al. 2013.
Partially acid-fast, pleomorphic, short rods. Non-motile. Aerial hyphae are not
Colonies are smooth, convex, round, shiny, moist, non-pigmented (beige) and
approximately 1-2 mm in diameter. Grows to on Lowenstein-Jensen slopes within 4
days and on 5% sheep blood agar within 7 days at 20, 25, 30, 37, and 42 ºC. The
optimal temperature for growth is 37 ºC. Variable growth at 45 ºC.
Isolated from bovine lymph nodes in France.
- Guerin-Faublee V, Flandrois JP, Pichat C, Boschiroli ML, Lamy B. Mycobacterium bourgelatii sp. nov., a rapidly growing, non-
chromogenic species isolated from the lymph nodes of cattle. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:4669-4674.
Positive results for arylsulfatase (3 days), thermostable catalase, Tween 80 hydrolysis.
Negative results for nitrate reduction, and urease. No utilization of D-glucose, D-mannitol and D-sorbose.
(c) Costin Stoica