This page provides access to Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) data for Mycobacterium abscessus isolates.
In 1953, Moore and Frerichs described a new mycobacterial species isolated from a knee abscess and named it "Mycobacterium abscessus". In 2004 and 2006 this species, M. abscessus (sensu lato), was divided into three groups: M. abscessus (sensu stricto), Mycobacterium massiliense and Mycobacterium bolletii. The individualization of three species has been questioned recently and the MLST database accepts isolates of M. abscessus sensu lato (i.e. M. abscessus, M. massiliense and M. bolletii).
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