Mycobacterium gordonae

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Mycobacterium gordonae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. gordonae
Binomial name
Mycobacterium gordonae
Bojalil et al. 1962, ATCC 14470

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Mycobacterium gordonae


Gram-positive, nonmotile and moderate to long acid-fast rods.

Colony characteristics


  • Growth on Löwenstein-Jensen medium and Middlebrook 7H10 agar within 7 or more days at 37°C (optimal 25°C).
  • Does not grow in the presence of ethambutol (1mg/l), isoniazid (10mg/l) and sodium chloride (5%).

Differential characteristics

  • A commercial hybridisation assay (AccuProbe) to identify M. gordonae exists.
  • Intraspecies variability in 16S rDNA sequences


Type Strain

Strain ATCC 14470 = CCUG 21801 = CCUG 21811 = CIP 104529 = DSM 44160 = JCM 6382 = NCTC 10267.


Antimicrobial regimen

  • M. gordonae [1]


  1. Griffith, David E.; Aksamit, Timothy; Brown-Elliott, Barbara A.; Catanzaro, Antonino; Daley, Charles; Gordin, Fred; Holland, Steven M.; Horsburgh, Robert; Huitt, Gwen; Iademarco, Michael F.; Iseman, Michael; Olivier, Kenneth; Ruoss, Stephen; von Reyn, C. Fordham; Wallace, Richard J.; Winthrop, Kevin; ATS Mycobacterial Diseases Subcommittee; American Thoracic Society; Infectious Disease Society of America (2007-02-15). "An official ATS/IDSA statement: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases". American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 175 (4): 367–416. doi:10.1164/rccm.200604-571ST. ISSN 1073-449X. PMID 17277290.
  • Bojalil et al. 1962. Adansonian classification of mycobacteria. Journal of General Microbiology, 28, 333-346.

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