Characterization of Mycobacterium montefiorense sp. nov., a novel pathogenic Mycobacterium from moray eels that is related to Mycobacterium triplex.

@article{Levi2003CharacterizationOM,
  title={Characterization of Mycobacterium montefiorense sp. nov., a novel pathogenic Mycobacterium from moray eels that is related to Mycobacterium triplex.},
  author={Michael H. Levi and J. M. Bartell and Leanne Gandolfo and Sandra C Smole and Sylvia F. Costa and Louis M Weiss and Linda Johnson and Gerard J Osterhout and Lawrence H Herbst},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={2147-52}
}
The characterization of a novel Mycobacterium sp. isolated from granulomatous skin lesions of moray eels is reported. Analysis of the hsp65 gene, small-subunit rRNA gene, rRNA spacer region, and phenotypic characteristics demonstrate that this organism is distinct from its closest genetic match, Mycobacterium triplex, and it has been named M. montefiorense sp. nov.