Mycobacterium florentinum

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Mycobacterium florentinum
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinomycetota
Class: Actinomycetia
Order: Mycobacteriales
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
M. florentinum
Binomial name
Mycobacterium florentinum
Tortoli et al. 2005, DSM 44852

Mycobacterium florentinum is a strain of bacteria found in humans that can cause infections and other disease conditions, and prolong sickness. It presents a high resistance to antimycobacterial drugs. It is characterized by: slow growth and a short helix 18 in the 16S rDNA.

The word origin of florentinum, is from Italian city of Florence, where the majority of the strains were collected and investigated.

Cervical lymphadenitis caused by Mycobacterium florentinum

Type strain

First isolated and characterized in Florence, Italy. Strain FI-93171 = CCUG 50992 = CIP 108409 = DSM 44852

See also


  • Tortoli et al.. 2005. Mycobacterium florentinum sp. nov., isolated from humans. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55, 1101–1106. PMID 15879240

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