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Mycobacterium chelonae

Mycobacterium chelonae

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14069

Current Name

Mycobacterium chelonae

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


General Info


(corrig. Bergey et al. 1923 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Kim et al. 2017) Gupta et al. 2018

Other Collection Numbers

Type 1, ATCC 11974



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Lowenstein-Jensen slopes, 30°C°C, O₂, 5 days

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

NCTC reccomended positive control for Ziehl-Neelsen staining and auramine phenol staining

Additional Info

Accession Date



G. Smith (Department of Microbiology, Wye Valley NHS Trust, Hereford, UK)

Isolated From

Endoscope washer, rinse water. Hereford, UK. 07.06.2016.


Accessioned into NCTC < Isolated by G. Smith



NCTC reccomended positive control for Ziehl-Neelsen staining and auramine phenol staining

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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