Mycobacterium fortuitum Cruz from the tropical fish Hyphessobrycon innesi

Journal of Bacteriology
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Abstract

Mycobacterium fortuitum, a rapid-growing, acid-fast bacillus, isolated from a cold abscess of human origin was described by Cruz (1938). Gordon and Smith (1955), in a taxonomic study embracing a group of acid-fast bacteria capable of relatively rapid growth on ordinary media, classified a number of cultures in their collection as M. fortuitum Cruz. In this group were strains isolated from human beings, cattle, soil, and cold-blooded animals including marine fishes. The present study was undertaken to determine the identity of a rapid-growing, acid-fast bacillus isolated at the New York Aquarium from lesions present in a population of freshwater tropical fishes commonly known as the Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon innesi). The symptomatology and pathology of this disease have been described by Nigrelli (1953).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mycobacterium fortuitum Cruz from the tropical fish Hyphessobrycon innesi
Series title Journal of Bacteriology
Volume 78
Issue 3
Year Published 1959
Language English
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 392
Last page 395
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N