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Mycobacterium xenopi

Mycobacterium xenopi

Catalogue No.

NCTC 10042

Current Name

Mycobacterium xenopi

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference

ATCC 19250

General Info


Schwabacher 1959 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 19250, CCUG 28011, CCUG 31306, CIP 104035, DSM 43995, JCM 15661, TMC 1482



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Lowenstein-jensen, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: +

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Gelatinase: -

Strain Data

Type strain / H. Schwabacher, Watford in 1959 / African clawed toad (Xenopus laevis) / Schwabacher, H. (1959) J. Hyg., Camb. 57, 57

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

amphibian;african clawed toad (xenopus laevis)

Previous Catalogue Name

Mycobacterium xenopi




Extended Bibliography

Skerman,V.B.D, McGowan,V, Sneath,P.H.A.(ed), (1980), Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 225-420, SCHWABACHER (H.), (1959), A strain of Mycobacterium isolated from skin lesions of a cold blooded animal, Xenopus laevus, and its relation to atypical acid-fast bacilli occurring in man, 57-67

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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