Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Actinomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterineae, Family Mycobacteriaceae, Genus
Mycobacterium, Mycobacterium saopaulense Nogueira et al. 2015.
Colonies are smooth and non-pigmented. Visible growth on solid media requires 3-5
days at 28 ºC.After some days, the medium often acquires a brown colour. Growth
occurs in the presence of 5% NaCl, picric acid, para-nitrobenzoic acid and nitrite.
Isolated from corneal specimens of two patients with infectious crystalline keratopathy and from zebrafish.
Resistant to doxycycline, cefoxitin and tobramycin, and resistant or intermediate to amikacin, ciprofloxacin, minocycline and
moxifloxacin. Susceptible to clarithromycin.
- Nogueira CL, Whipps CM, Matsumoto CK, Chimara E, Droz S, Tortoli E, de Freitas D, Cnockaert M, Palomino JC, Martin A, et al.
Mycobacterium saopaulense sp. nov., a rapidly growing mycobacterium closely related to members of the Mycobacterium
chelonae--Mycobacterium abscessus group. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:4403-4409.
Can utilize citrate as a single source of carbon.
Negative results for nitrate reduction and Tween 80 hydrolysis.
No utilization of mannitol or inositol.
(c) Costin Stoica