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Runyon group III mycobacteria


Definition: mycobacteria that are either colorless or that slowly produce a light yellow pigment when grown in the presence of light. Organisms placed in this group include Mycobacterium avium and M. intracellulare.

Synonym(s): nonchromogens

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