- Dry, rough and nonpigmented (nonphotochromogenic) colonies.
- Rapid growth on Löwenstein-Jensen media at 28°C, 37°C and 42°C, but not at 45°C within 3 days.
- First isolated from sputum of a patient with tuberculosis and from soil in Morioka, Japan.
Strain NCH E11715 = ATCC 43059 = CCUG 37671 = CIP 105393 = DSM 44221 = JCM 6375 = VKM Ac-1183.
- Tsukamura et al. 1986. Mycobacterium moriokaense sp. nov., a rapidly growing, nonphotochromogenic Mycobacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 36, 333-338.
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