mycobacterium kumamotonense sp. nov. recovered from clinical specimen and the first isolation report of mycobacterium arupense in japan: novel slowly growing, nonchromogenic clinical isolates related to mycobacterium terrae complex.three mycobacterium strains isolated from clinical specimens in japan were provisionally assigned to the genus mycobacterium based on their phenotypical characteristics. these isolates were further investigated to determine their specific taxonomic statuses. mycolic acid analysis and 16s rrna gene, rpob, and hsp65 sequence data for the isolates showed that they are most similar to m. terrae complex. dna-dna hybridization studies indicated that the three strains were of two species and were disti ...200617116985
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