Proposed minimal standards for the genus Mycobacterium and for description of new slowly growing Mycobacterium species.

@article{LvyFrbault1992ProposedMS,
  title={Proposed minimal standards for the genus Mycobacterium and for description of new slowly growing Mycobacterium species.},
  author={V. Vincent L{\'e}vy-Fr{\'e}bault and Françoise Portaels},
  journal={International journal of systematic bacteriology},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={315-23}
}
In accordance with Recommendation 30b of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria, which calls for the development of recommended minimal standards for describing new species, we propose minimal standards for describing the genus Mycobacterium and new slowly growing species of this genus. The minimal standards for assignment of a strain to the genus Mycobacterium include acid-alcohol fastness, a DNA G+C content in the range from 61 to 71 mol%, and mycolic acid detection with… CONTINUE READING
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