Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Order Actinomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterineae, Family Mycobacteriaceae, Genus
Mycobacterium, Mycobacterium shigaense Fukano et al. 2018.
Member of the Mycobacterium simiae complex.
Colonies can be either rough or smooth, with yellow pigmentation regardless of light
exposure. Growth is observed following incubation for 7-14 days at 37 ºC on
Middlebrook 7H10 agar or egg slants. No growth occurs at 42 ºC.
Isolated from patients with skin disease in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Susceptible to clarithromycin (0.25–0.5 µg/ml), rifampicin (0.25 µg/ml) and rifabutin (0.125 µg/ml). Resistant to ethambutol (8 µg/ml).
- Fukano H, Yoshida M, Kazumi Y, Fujiwara N, Katayama K, Ogura Y, Hayashi T, Miyamoto Y, Fujimoto N, Hongsheng W, et al.
Mycobacterium shigaense sp. nov., a slow-growing, scotochromogenic species, is a member of the Mycobacterium simiae
complex. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:2437-2442.
Negative results for niacin accumulation.
(c) Costin Stoica