Mycobacteriaceae | Article about Mycobacteriaceae by The Free Dictionary
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A family of bacteria in the order Actinomycetales; acid-fast, aerobic rods form a filamentous or myceliumlike growth.
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Mycobacteria are Gram-positive aerobic bacteria belonging to the family Mycobacteriaceae
and are one of several mycolic-acid-containing genera within the order Actinomycetales (17,29).
The Only genus of bacteria in the family Mycobacteriaceae
. In 1882, German scientist Robert Koch reported the discovery of a bacillus from the lung tubercles that caused tuberculosis.