Same meat, different gravy: ignore the new names of mycobacteria

Enrico Tortoli (Lead / Corresponding author), Barbara A. Brown-Elliott, James D. Chalmers, Daniela M. Cirillo, Charles L. Daley, Stefan Emler, R. Andres Floto, Maria J. Garcia, Wouter Hoefsloot, Won-Jung Koh, Christoph Lange, Michael Loebinger, Florian P. Maurer, Kozo Morimoto, Stefan Niemann, Elvira Richter, Christine Y. Turenne, Ravikiran Vasireddy, Sruthi Vasireddy, Dirk WagnerRichard J. Wallace, Nancy Wengenack, Jakko van Ingen

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A new name for most Mycobacterium species has been recently proposed. According to taxonomic rules novel and previous nomenclature coexist and are synonyms. The use of the latter has the advantage of avoiding confusion for healthcare and harm for patients.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1900795
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalThe European respiratory journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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