To ATCC Valued Customers,

ATCC stands ready to support our customers’ needs during the coronavirus pandemic. If you experience any issues with your products or services, please contact ATCC Customer Service at For Technical questions please contact Thank you.

Mycobacterium obuense (Tsukamura and Mizuno) Tsukamura and Mizuno (ATCC® 27023)

Strain Designations: 4388 [47001, NCTC 10778]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

Permits and Restrictions

View Permits

Strain Designations 4388 [47001, NCTC 10778]
Sputum from patient with pulmonary disease
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes
Name of Depositor M Tsukamura
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- M Tsukamura <-- N. Kita
Sputum from patient with pulmonary disease

Tsukamura M, Mizuno S. Mycobacterium obuense, a rapidly growing scotochromogenic Mycobacterium capable of forming a black product from p-aminosalicylate and salicylate. J. Gen. Microbiol. 68: 129-134, 1971.

Tsukamura M, et al. Numerical analysis of rapidly growing, scotochromogenic mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium obuense sp. nov., nom. rev., Mycobacterium rhodesiae sp. nov., nom. rev., Mycobacterium aichiense sp. nov., nom. rev., Mycobacterium chubuense sp. nov., nom. rev., and Mycobacterium tokaiense sp. nov., nom. rev.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 31: 263-275, 1981.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X55597 M.obuense 16S ribosomal RNA, part.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U24537 Mycobacterium obuense 23S rRNA, partial sequence.

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
Basic Documentation