Mycobacterium genavense sp. nov

Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1993 Oct;43(4):841-3. doi: 10.1099/00207713-43-4-841.


Strains of a suggested novel type of mycobacterium have been repeatedly isolated from patients with AIDS. We summarize the results of tests performed to determine enzymatic activities and metabolic properties, the results of fatty acid analyses, and the results of a comparative 16S rRNA sequence determination. We propose formally that this organism represents a new species, Mycobacterium genavense. The type strain is strain 2289, a culture of which has been deposited in the American Type Culture Collection as strain ATCC 51234.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications
  • Cell Division
  • Fatty Acids / analysis
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mycobacterium / classification*
  • Mycobacterium / enzymology
  • Mycobacterium / genetics*
  • Mycobacterium / growth & development
  • Mycobacterium Infections / complications
  • Mycobacterium Infections / microbiology
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics*


  • Fatty Acids
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/X60070