Runyon group I mycobacteria

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Runyon group I my·co·bac·te·ri·a

mycobacteria that produce a bright yellow color when grown in the presence of light. Organisms placed in this group include Mycobacterium kansasii.
Synonym(s): photochromogens

Run·yon group I my·co·bac·te·ri·a

(rŭn'yŏn grūp mī'kō-bak-tēr'ē-ă)
Mycobacteria that produce a bright yellow color when grown in the presence of light. Organisms placed in this group include Mycobacterium kansasii.
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It forms cream-colored colonies that turn yellow on exposure to light, hence the term photochromogens or group I atypical mycobacteria according to Runyon's scheme.