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Table 2 Species assignments of Tunisian PNTM isolates according to % similarity with rpoB, 16S rRNA, hsp65, and sodA gene sequences

From: Nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from specimens of pulmonary tuberculosis suspects, Northern Tunisia: 2002–2016

Reference Species identification based on % similarity
rpoB 16S rRNA gene hsp65 sodA
TNTM1 M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%)
TNTM2 M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%)
TNTM3 M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%)
TNTM4 M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%)
TNTM5 M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%)
TNTM6 M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%)
TNTM7 M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%) M. kansasii (100%)
TNTM8 M. gordonae (100%) M. gordonae (100%) M. gordonae (97.64%) M. gordonae (99.76%)
TNTM9 M. gordonae (100%) M. gordonae (100%) M. gordonae (100%) M. gordonae (100%)
TNTM10 M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M.fortuitum (99.76%)
TNTM11 M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (99.76%)
TNTM12 M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (99.76%)
TNTM13 M.fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (99.76%
TNTM14 M.fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum (100%) M. fortuitum 100% M. fortuitum (99.76%)
TNTM15 M. peregrinum (100%) M. peregrinum (100%) M.peregrinum (100%) M. peregrinum (100%)
TNTM16 M. porcinum (100%) M.porcinum (100%) M. porcinum (99.71%) M. porcinum (100%)
TNTM17 M. novocastrense (99.99%) M. novocastrense (100%) M. novocastrense (100%) M. novocastrense (100%)
TNTM18 M. novocastrense (100%) M. novocastrense (99.73%) M. novocastrense (100%) M. novocastrense (100%)
TNTM19 M. novocastrense (100%) M. novocastrense (99.73%) M. novocastrense (100%) M. novocastrense (100%)
TNTM20 M. novocastrense (99.85%) M. novocastrense (100%) M .novocastrense (100%) M. novocastrense (100%)
TNTM21 M. novocastrense (99.85%) M. novocastrense (99.73%) M. novocastrense (100%) M. novocastrense (100%)
TNTM22 M. flavescens (99.98%) M. flavescens (99.74%) M. flavescens (99.41%) M. flavescens (100%)
TNTM23 M. gadium (100%) M. gadium (100%) M. gadium (100%) M. gadium (100%)
TNTM24 M. gadium (98.45%) M. gadium (100%) M. gadium (98.82%) M. gadium (100%)
TNTM25 M. chelonae (100%) M. chelonae (100%) M. chelonae 100% M. chelonae (100%)
TNTM26 M. chelonae (100%) M. chelonae (100%) M. chelonae (100%) M. chelonae (100%)
TNTM27 M. chelonae (100%) M. chelonae (100%) M. chelonae (100%) M. chelonae (100%)
TNTM28 M. peregrinum (94.06%) M. fortuitum complex (100%) M. sp H12O-99,072 (96.76%) M. fortuitum (92.95%)
TNTM29 rUMS (90.03%) M. sp GR2001–270 (100%) M. sp GR 2001–270 (97.64%) M. aurum (90.10%)
TNTM30 rUMS (92.16%) M. sp G1368 (99.86%) M. sp G1368 (96%) M. abscessus (97.80%)