Mycobacterium nebraskense

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Mycobacterium nebraskense
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinomycetota
Class: Actinomycetia
Order: Mycobacteriales
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
M. nebraskense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium nebraskense
Mohamed et al. 2004, ATCC BAA-837

Mycobacterium nebraskense is a slow growing, yellow, pigmented mycobacterium[1] that was first isolated from human sputum at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Mycobacterium species are common causes of pulmonary infections in both humans and animals.

Mycobacterium nebraskense presenting as cavitary lung lesion


  1. Mohamed AM, Iwen PC, Tarantolo S, Hinrichs SH (November 2004). "Mycobacterium nebraskense sp. nov., a novel slowly growing scotochromogenic species". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54 (Pt 6): 2057–60. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63126-0. PMID 15545434.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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