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A genus of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria. Most species are free-living in soil and water, but the major habitat for some is the diseased tissue of warm-blooded hosts.
(Source: National Library of Medicine 2013 MeSH Scope Note and Classification)

For Figure 2, please refer to the Welcome and Contributing Authors page for the list of IDSA 2002 Contributors. Copyright 40th Annual Meeting of Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), 2002. Used with permission.


Bacteria [B03]        
   Gram-Positive Bacteria [B03.510]        
      Gram-Positive Rods [B03.510.460]        
         Gram-Positive Asporogenous Rods [B03.510.460.400]        
            Gram-Positive Asporogenous Rods, Regular [B03.510.460.400.410]
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  1. National Library of Medicine 2013 MeSH Scope Note and Classification

National Library of Medicine MeSH Classification

Gram-Positive Bacteria
Gram-Positive Rods
Gram-Positive Asporogenous Rods
Gram-Positive Asporogenous Rods, Regular
Mycobacterium avium
Mycobacterium bovis
Mycobacterium haemophilum
Mycobacterium leprae
Mycobacterium lepraemurium
Mycobacterium phlei
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria