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Mycobacterium tokaiense

Mycobacterium tokaiense

Catalogue No.

NCTC 10821

Current Name

Mycobacterium tokaiense

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Lowenstein-jensen, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info


L-arabinose: +

Xylose: -

Gram Stain Result

Not applicable


Nitrous acid: -

Enzyme Tests

Beta-galactosidase: -

Catalase: +

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Strain Data

(ATCC 27282) Type strain / M. Tsukamura, Obu, Chita, Aichi-ken, Japan in 1971 / Soil / Tsukamura, M. (1973) Med. & Biol. 86, 13

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From


Previous Catalogue Name

Mycobacterium tokaiensis




Extended Bibliography

TSUKAMURA (M.), MIZUNO (S.) and TSUKAMURA (S.), (1981), Numerical analysis of rapidly growing, scotochromogenic mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium obuense sp. nov., nom. rev., Mycobacterium rhodesiae sp. nov., nom. rev., Mycobacterium aichiense sp. nov., nom. rev., Mycobacterium chubuense sp. nov., nom. rev., and Mycobacterium tokaiense sp. nov., nom. rev., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 263-275,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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