Elizabeth L. Ranson
, Rebecca K. Tsevat, Benjamin von Bredow, Edwin Kamau, Shangxin Yang, and Kavitha K. Prabaker
Figure. Phylogenetic tree of an isolate from a 76-year old woman in California, USA (blue box), compared with a selection of relevant members of the family Mycobacteriaceae in a case study of catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by Mycolicibacterium iranicum. Relatedness was determined by k-mer analysis. Reference genomes were from 4 Mycolicibacterium iranicum isolates, 74 other Mycolicibacterium spp., 12 Mycobacteroides abscessus isolates, and 6 clinically relevant slow-growing Mycobacterium spp. Light green background indicates M. iranicum isolates. The clinical isolate in this case study was clustered most closely with all 4 M. iranicum genomes. Tree is not scale and is designed to show clustering.