Name: Mesoplasma Tully et al. 1993

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. mesos, medium, middle; Gr. neut. n. plasma, something formed or molded, a form, figure; N.L. neut. n. Mesoplasma, middle form, name intended to denote a middle position with respect to sterol or cholesterol requirement

Type species: Mesoplasma florum (McCoy et al. 1984) Tully et al. 1993

Valid publication: Tully JG, Bové JM, Laigret F, Whitcomb RF. Revised taxonomy of the class Mollicutes: proposed elevation of a monophyletic cluster of arthropod-associated mollicutes to ordinal rank (Entomoplasmatales ord. nov.), with provision for familial rank to separate species with nonhelical morphology (Entomoplasmataceae fam. nov.) from helical species (Spiroplasmataceae), and emended descriptions of the order Mycoplasmatales, family Mycoplasmataceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:378-385.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 12
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 13
Total number of child taxa: 13

Parent taxon: Entomoplasmataceae Tully et al. 1993

Assigned by: Tully JG, Bové JM, Laigret F, Whitcomb RF. Revised taxonomy of the class Mollicutes: proposed elevation of a monophyletic cluster of arthropod-associated mollicutes to ordinal rank (Entomoplasmatales ord. nov.), with provision for familial rank to separate species with nonhelical morphology (Entomoplasmataceae fam. nov.) from helical species (Spiroplasmataceae), and emended descriptions of the order Mycoplasmatales, family Mycoplasmataceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:378-385.

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