In the past few years, a mycolactone-producing subgroup of the Mycobacterium marinum complex has been identified and analyzed. These IS2404-positive species cause pathology in frogs and fish. A recently isolated mycobacterial strain from a fish in Belgium was analyzed using a variety of molecular methods and the results were identical to those obtained from a mycolactone-producing M. marinum from Israel.
|Pages (from-to)||93 - 95|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||FEMS Microbiology Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|