|Species/Subspecies:||Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium|
|Etymology:||Genus name: small fungus-like rod.|
Species epithet: of birds.
Subspecies epithet: see Species epithet.
|Type Strain:||ATCC 25291 = NCTC 13034.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+ (but difficult to gram stain)|
|Spec. Char.:||M. avium subsp. avium is a slow grower (it takes more than 7 days to see colonies with the naked eye).|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 175 species have been described within genus Mycobacterium and this genus is closely related to Rhodococcus, Nocardia and Corynebacterium. M. avium subsp. avium is, as the name implies, very closely related to M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...