Name: Acholeplasma Edward and Freundt 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. pref. a-, not, without; Gr. n. cholĂȘ, bile; Gr. neut. n. plasma, anything formed or moulded, image, figure; N.L. neut. n. Acholeplasma, intended to mean that cholesterol, a constituent of bile, is not required

Type species: Acholeplasma laidlawii (Sabin 1941) Edward and Freundt 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Edward DG, Freundt EA. Amended nomenclature for strains related to Mycoplasma laidlawii. J Gen Microbiol 1970; 62:1-2.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 15
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 18
Total number of child taxa: 19

Parent taxon: Acholeplasmataceae Edward and Freundt 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Edward DG, Freundt EA. Amended nomenclature for strains related to Mycoplasma laidlawii. J Gen Microbiol 1970; 62:1-2.

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