Genus Mycoplasma

Name: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. mukês, mushroom or other fungus; Gr. neut. n. plasma, anything formed or moulded, image, figure; N.L. neut. n. Mycoplasma, fungus form

Type species: Mycoplasma mycoides (Borrel et al. 1910) Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Nowak J. Morphologie, nature et cycle évolutif du microbe de la péripneumonie des bovidés. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1929; 43:1330-1352.

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, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 41
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 131
Total number of child taxa: 163

Parent taxon: Mycoplasmataceae Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Freundt EA. The classification of the Pleuropneumonia group of organisms (Borrelomycetales). International Bulletin of Bacteriological Nomenclature & Taxonomy 1955; 5:67-78.

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