Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Actinomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterineae, Family Mycobacteriaceae, Genus
Mycobacterium, Mycobacterium canariasense Jimenez et al. 2004.
Partially acid-fast rods.
Colonies are smooth, moist, shiny, and non-pigmented after incubation for 2-3 days
on Lowenstein-Jensen medium. The temperature range for growth is 30-37 ºC; does
not grow at 22, 42, or 45 ºC. Grows on MacConkey agar (without crystal violet), but not
on agar supplemented with 5% (w/v) NaCl.
Isolated from blood samples of patients suffering from a febrile illness considered to be nosocomially acquired, possibly as a result
of venous catheterization.
- Jimenez MS, Campos-Herrero MI, Garcia D, Luquin M, Herrera L, Garcia MJ. Mycobacterium canariasense sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol
Microbiol 2004; 54:1729-1734.
- John G. Magee and Alan C. Ward 2012. Family III. Mycobacteriaceae Chester 1897, 63AL in Bergey’s Manual of Systematic
Bacteriology, Volume Five The Actinobacteria, Part A, Michael Goodfellow & al. (editors), 312-375.
Positive results for arylsulfatase (3 days), allantoinase, heatstable catalase (low levels) and Tween 80 hydrolysis.
Can utilize as sole carbon source D-mannitol and i-myo-inositol.
Negative results for iron uptake, nitrate reduction, benzamidase, iso-nicotinamidase, and succinidamidase.
No utilization of citrate as sole carbon source.
(c) Costin Stoica