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Taxonomy ID: 1763 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid1763)
current name
Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980) in [Skerman VBD et al. (1980)]
homotypic synonym:
Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neuman 1896 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Meehan et al. 2021, emended name in [Meehan CJ et al. (2021)]
homotypic synonym:
Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta et al. 2018, emended name in [Gupta RS et al. (2018)]
Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Val-Calvo and Vázquez-Boland 2023, emended name in [Val-Calvo J & Vázquez-Boland JA (2023)]
NCBI BLAST name: high G+C Gram-positive bacteria
Rank: genus
Genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Bacteria; Terrabacteria group; Actinomycetota; Actinomycetes; Mycobacteriales; Mycobacteriaceae
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 1,897,076 83
Protein 26,339,834 82,565
Structure 3,557 -
Genome 117 1
Popset 1,344 691
Conserved Domains 50 36
GEO Datasets 8,505 4
PubMed Central 117,257 117,239
Gene 414,969 -
SRA Experiments 223,746 663
GEO Profiles 22,220 -
Protein Clusters 20,620 12,627
Identical Protein Groups 4,312,647 82,558
BioProject 5,083 58
BioSample 236,388 413
Assembly 10,274 -
PubChem BioAssay 12,459 33
Taxonomy 6,618 1

Comments and References:

Skerman VBD et al. (1980)
Skerman, V.B.D., McGowan, V., and Sneath, P.H.A. "Approved Lists of Bacterial Names." Intl. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1980) 30(1):225-420.
Meehan CJ et al. (2021), doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004922, PubMed: abstract
Meehan, C.J., Barco, R.A., Loh, Y.E., Cogneau, S., and Rigouts, L. "Reconstituting the genus Mycobacterium." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2021) 71(9):004922.
Gupta RS et al. (2018), doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00067, PubMed: abstract
Gupta, R.S., Lo, B., and Son, J. "Phylogenomics and comparative genomic studies robustly support division of the genus Mycobacterium into an emended genus Mycobacterium and four novel genera." Front. Microbiol. (2018) 9:67.
Val-Calvo J & Vázquez-Boland JA (2023), PubMed: abstract
Val-Calvo, J., and Vázquez-Boland, J.A. "Mycobacteriales taxonomy using network analysis-aided, context-uniform phylogenomic approach for non-subjective genus demarcation." mBio (2023) 14(5):e02207-23.
Mycobacterium (LPSN link)
Kim H et al. (2005)
Kim, H., Kim, S.-H., Shim, T.-S., Kim, M., Bai, G.-H., Park, Y.-G., Lee, S.-H., Chae, G.-T., Cha, C.-Y., Kook, Y.-H., and Kim, B.-J. "Differentiation of Mycobacterium species by analysis of the heat-shock protein 65 gene (hsp65)." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2005) 55:1649-1656. Published online 27 May 2005. DOI 10.1099/ijs.0.63553-0
Levy-Frebault VV & Portaels F (1992)
Levy-Frebault, V.V., and Portaels, F. "Proposed minimal standards for the genus Mycobacterium and for description of new slowly growing Mycobacterium species." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1992) 42:315-323.
List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion No. 28 (2018)
"Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2018) 68:2137-2138.
Luquin M et al. (1991)
Luquin, M., Laneelle, M.A., Ausina, V., Garcia Barcelo, M., Belda, F., Alonso, C., and Prats, G. "Distribution of a novel mycolic acid in species of the genus Mycobacterium." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1991) 41:390-394.
Meehan CJ et al. (2021), doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.004922
Meehan, C.J., Barco, R.A., Loh, Y.E., Cogneau, S., and Rigouts, L. "Reconstituting the genus Mycobacterium." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2021) 71(9):34554081.
Ochi K (1995d)
Ochi, K. "Phylogenetic analysis of mycolic acid-containing wall-chemotype IV actinomycetes and allied taxa by partial sequencing of ribosomal protein AT-L30." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1995) 45:653-660.
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Pitulle C et al. (1992)
Pitulle, C., Dorsch, M., Kazda, J., Wolters, J., and Stackebrandt, E. "Phylogeny of rapidly growing members of the genus Mycobacterium." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1992) 42:337-343.
Rogall T et al. (1990)
Rogall, T., Wolters, J., Flohr, T., Bottger, E.C. "Towards a phylogeny and definition of species at the molecular level within the genus Mycobacterium." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1990) 40:323-330.
Shivannavar CT et al. (1996)
Shivannavar, C.T., Katoch, V.M., Sharma, V.D., Patil, M.A., Katoch, K., Bharadwaj, V.P., Sharma, R.K., Bhatia, A.S., and Agrawal, B.M. "Determination of mycobacterial phylogeny on the basis of immunological relatedness of superoxide dismutases." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1996) 46:1164-1169.
Stone BB et al. (1995)
Stone, B.B., Nietupski, R.M., Breton, G.L., and Weisburg, W.G. "Comparison of Mycobacterium 23S rRNA sequences by high-temperature reverse transcription and PCR." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1995) 45:811-819.
Takewaki S et al. (1994)
Takewaki, S., Okuzumi, K., Manabe, I., Tanimura, M., Miyamura, K., Nakahara, K., Yazaki, Y., Ohkubo, A., and Nagai, R. "Nucleotide sequence comparison of the mycobacterial dnaJ gene and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis for identification of mycobacterial species." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1994) 44:159-166.
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Tortoli, E., Brown-Elliott, B.A., Chalmers, J.D., Cirillo, D.M., Daley, C.L., Emler, S., Floto, R.A., Garcia, M.J., Hoefsloot, W., Koh, W.J., Lange, C., Loebinger, M., Maurer, F.P., Morimoto, K., Niemann, S., Richter, E., Turenne, C.Y., Vasireddy, R., Vasireddy, S., Wagner, D., Wallace, R.J. Jr,, Wengenack, N., and van Ingen, J. "Same meat, different gravy: ignore the new names of mycobacteria." Eur. Respir. J. (2019) 54(1):1900795.
Tortoli E (2019), doi:10.1183/13993003.01623-2019
Tortoli, E. "On the valid publication of names of mycobacteria." Eur. Respir. J. (1954) 54(4):1901623.
Wayne LG et al. (1991)
Wayne, L.G., Good, R.C., Krichevsky, M.I., Blacklock, Z., David, H.L., Dawson, D., Gross, W., Hawkins, J., Levy-Frebault, V.V., McManus, C., et al. "Fourth report of the cooperative, open-ended study of slowly growing mycobacteria by the International Working Group on Mycobacterial Taxonomy." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1991) 41:463-472.

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