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Table 2 Grouping of Mycobacterium species based on characteristic features

From: Contrasted evolutionary constraints on secreted and non-secreted proteomes of selected Actinobacteria

Characteristic features vanbaalenii smegmatis ulcerans tuberculosis leprae
Growth in pure culture
Evidence for cospeciation - - - -
Survival outside of the human body -
Known animal or environmental reservoir 1 2
Genome size (bp) 6491865 6988209 5631606 4403837 3268203
Grouping A A B B B
  1. 1-in wild koalas, possums, alpacas; 2-except for one species: armadillos.