Meier et al. 1993, ATCC 51848
Mycobacterium intermedium is a species of the phylum Actinomycetota (Gram-positive bacteria with high guanine and cytosine content, one of the dominant phyla of all bacteria), belonging to the genus Mycobacterium.
- Growth on Löwenstein-Jensen medium at 22 °C, 31 °C, 37 °C and 41 °C, (optimal temperature between 31 °C and 37 °C), within 2–3 weeks.
- Susceptible to ethambutol and rifampin.
- Resistant to isoniazid and streptomycin.
- Phylogenetic position between rapidly and slowly growing mycobacteria.
- M. asiaticum is phenotypically very similar, but can be distinguished by its growth at 22 °C, and by its dysgonic growth.
- Repeatedly isolated from sputum from a patient with pulmonary disease.
Strain 1669/91 = ATCC 51848 = CCUG 37583 = CIP 104542 = DSM 44049 = JCM 13572
The word origin is latin; intermedium, meaning between, rapidly and slowly growing mycobacteria.
Mycobacterium intermedium can cause pulmonary disease as well as other conditions
- Meier et al. 1993. Mycobacterium intermedium sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 204–209.
- Type strain of Mycobacterium intermedium at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase Archived 2023-08-23 at the Wayback Machine