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Mycobacterium chimaera

Mycobacterium chimaera

Catalogue No.

NCTC 13933

Current Name

Mycobacterium chimaera

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

HCU 15

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

LJ Slopes, 37°C, O₂, 6 weeks

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Isolated during a multi-national outbreak of Mycobacterium chimaera infections following cardiac surgery.

Additional Info

Accession Date



G. Moore (Public Health England, Biosafety Air and Water Microbiology Group, Porton Down, UK)

Isolated From

Environment; Heater-cooler unit (Marquet HCU 40). UK. August 2015.


Accessioned into NCTC < Isolated by G. Moore & S. Collins (Public Health England, Porton Down, UK)

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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