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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-39798

Sahraoui, N; Ballif, M; Zelleg, S; Yousfi, N; Ritter, C; Friedel, U; Amstutz, B; Yala, D; Boulahbal, F; Guetarni, D; Zinsstag, J; Keller, P M (2011). Mycobacterium algericum sp. nov., a novel rapidly growing species related to M. terrae complex and associated with goat lung lesions. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 61(8):1870-1874.

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A previously undescribed, rapid growing, non-chromogenic Mycobacterium novel species isolated from a goat lung lesion in Algeria is reported. Biochemical and molecular tools were used for its complete description and showed its affiliation to the M. terrae complex. 16S rRNA, rpoB and hsp65 sequences were unique. Phylogenetic analyses showed close relationship with M. terrae sensu stricto and M. senuense. Culture and biochemical characteristics were generally similar to M. terrae and M. senuense. However, in contrast to M. terrae and M. senuense, the isolate was positive for urease production and had a faster growth speed. The mycolic acid profile was distinct from M. terrae and M. senuense, thus further supporting the new taxonomic position of the isolate. We propose the name Mycobacterium algericum sp. nov. for this novel species. The type strain is TBE 500028/10(T) 'Bejaia' (= CIP 110121(T) = DSM 45454(T)).


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:24 Jan 2011 15:32
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:27
Publisher:Society for General Microbiology
Additional Information:This is an author manuscript that has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, copyright International Union of Microbiological Societies, but has not been copy-edited, formatted or proofed. Cite this article as appearing in International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. This version of the manuscript may not be duplicated or reproduced, other than for personal use or within the rule of 'Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials' (section 17, Title 17, US Code), without permission from the copyright owner, International Union of Microbiological Societies. The Society for General Microbiology and the International Union of Microbiological Societies disclaim any responsibility or liability for errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or in any version derived from it by any other parties. The final copy-edited, published article, which is the version of record, can be found at http://ijs.sgmjournals.org, and is freely available without a subscription 24 months after publication.
Publisher DOI:10.1099/ijs.0.024851-0
PubMed ID:20833885

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