Mycobacterium xenopi

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Thermophilic, slow-growing mycobacteria.
    • Scotochromogenic
    • Optimal growth at 45ºC.
    • Generally considered of low virulence potential.
  • Reservoir: warmer fresh waters, but may be found in soil.

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Last updated: May 5, 2019