Genomic analysis of Mycobacterium abscessus strain M139, Which has an ambiguous subspecies taxonomic position

Yun Fong Ngeow, Wei Yee Wee, Yan Ling Wong, Joon Liang Tan, Chia Su Ongi, Kee Peng Ng, Siew Woh Choo

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Mycobacterium abscessus is a ubiquitous, rapidly growing species of nontuberculous mycobacteria that colonizes organic surfaces and is frequently associated with opportunistic infections in humans. We report here the draft genome sequence of Mycobacterium abscessus strain M139, which shows genomic features reported to be characteristic of both Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus and Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. massiliense.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6002-6003
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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