Mycobacterium pinnipedii

Mycobacterium pinnipedii is a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex which primarily infects seals. It is a slowly growing Mycobacterium. The species is named after the Pinnipeds, the organisms from which M. pinnipedii was first isolated.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cousins, DV; Bastida, R; Cataldi, A; Quse, V; Redrobe, S; Dow, S; Duignan, P; Murray, A et al. (2003). "Tuberculosis in seals caused by a novel member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex: Mycobacterium pinnipedii sp. Nov". International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 53 (Pt 5): 1305–14. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02401-0. PMID 13130011. 
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