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Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans is a species of the phylum Actinobacteria (gram-positive bacteria with high guanine and cytosine content, one of the dominant phyla of all bacteria), belonging to the genus Mycobacterium.

Etymology: fluoranthenivorans, digesting fluoranthene.

Type strain


First isolated from contaminated soil of a former coal gas plant. Strain FA4 = DSM 44556 = CIP 108203.

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